Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring? and Population Control.

Yesterday was supposed to be the first day of Spring.  This is the weather we had yesterday...



So much for Spring!  The weather forecast shows that it will snow all week. Oh boy.

Yesterday was also the day our rooster population took a dive. The young roosters were picking on their poor old dad.  They had even kicked him out of the chicken coop! (I wouldn't want to live outside in this weather!!)  My boys said they would rather keep their old rooster, so the young ones had to go! The boys didn't have to butcher this time, but they did get to help pluck and clean. 

WARNING: This post contains photos of chickens being plucked/cleaned.  If you don't want to see this, don't scroll any further!

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Guess who's having roast chicken this week?!!!

Have a whimsically wonderful day!
Alice.

2 comments:

  1. Good on the boys, Alice! What process did you use for the plucking?

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  2. Jonas dipped them in a pot of hot water until the feathers come out easily. About 15-20 seconds, the water was nearly boiling, but not quite. Jonas did the main pluck, and the boys worked on any that he missed. This was the boys second time, so thing were a bit easier this time. Ryan even decided that he would eat them! Our roosters are really skinny, but they make great soup! We roast a couple of them, and have chicken dinner, then use the leftovers for soup.

    I haven't had to buy eggs for a long time, although our young chickens, we hatched them in September, didn't start laying until last month, so most of the winter we only had 1-3 eggs a day! Now that the young ones are laying, we usually have 7 eggs a day.

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