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Re: Chickens...

  • Subject: Re: Chickens...
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:11:36 -0700

Good article. Thanks. When I was raising 25-30 turkeys at a whack, killing and dressing was a big problem until I discovered that some [many?] Asian enclaves have back alley mom-and-pop bird processing plants, which do excellent work for very little.

On Apr 17, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

Well, I just saw this article on the interwebs:


I can confirm this story from my own experience. I cannot keep up with the orders I am getting for farm fresh, organic, free range chicken eggs. I am
hatching chicks to fill orders for people that want their own eggs and
organic chickens. The next thing that will pop up - are places that will butcher the animals you raise. I could never kill my chickens - I get WAY too attached to them because I play with them all the time. BUT - with all the inhumane treatment, and chemicals and hormones they put in commercial food, I have seriously considered finding somebody who can dress my chickens for me. I'd have to grow some that I am not attached to though. Last night I came home to find my older rooster injured and hanging upside down in my chicken house. I bawled my eyes out. My husband gets so exasperated with
me for getting that attached to my critters, but I just can't help it.
Today my rooster is standing on his own. Last night he couldn't walk or stand at all. I thought we were going to have to put him down. I was a

Jesse R. Bell

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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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