Poultry Butcher Day

This is a hard day for me, but obviously harder for the birds.  But if I am going to increase the poultry in our diet, this is what I need to do.

So last night I caught 11 roosters and 9 hens as nicely as I could.  This morning I caged them and three turkeys.  We loaded them into the back of the truck and headed to Osprey Hill Butcher near Acme, arriving at 8:00.

It is hard to have them killed, but the roosters were getting quite annoying with their violent behaviors.  Immediately Mr. Pink looked happier.  He was not doing well with all of the roosters.  The remaining hens will be much happier too.

The chickens we got back this afternoon weighed from 2 to 8 pounds each, quite a range.  The turkeys were only 7# each.  These are the smaller chickens.

So we are set for chicken/turkey dinners twice per month with leftovers in between.  It does feel good having this over with.

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8 Responses to Poultry Butcher Day

  1. Jeanne says:

    Did you survive the day? It must be traumatic! Was that gorgeous red and black rooster one of the ones that went today?

    • Donna says:

      I survived it but of course they didn’t. He was included, I’m afraid. My favorite was too. The meat birds are too big to survive long. They can’t walk or fly well. I don’t think I am going to raise them again. They did make more meat though.

  2. Jeanne says:

    Ratzenphooies! I’m sad. But I understand how that works. Did you have a good day today? Ill tell you about our day tomorrow.

  3. FullyFleeced says:

    Always a hard day. Again, many thanks for your kindness to Mr. Pink. I bet he is much happier with less rooster pressure.

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