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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by crealbilly, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Sep 13, 2017
    NH Homesteader

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    I would eat ostrich, why not? My friend's dad got a couple emu to raise once. They escaped, were never seen again. I wonder if there are stray emus running around the woods still ...
     
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    Beekissed

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    I would too! I've heard they are delicious!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Sign me up! Heck, if they weren't so big and mean I might consider raising some. I don't want no bird that's bigger than I am, lol!!
     
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    No kidding! An angry tom coming at you is bad enough... Ostrich? Nooooo way!!!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    The worst bird I ever had was an itty bitty bantam rooster - about 25 years ago. I swear that bird tried to kill me every time he saw me. When he came out of a tree at my face - that was his last conscious thought. But, he was so tough I had to kill him twice, lol I thought I broke his neck the first time...but he came back to life and I had to finally separate his head from his body. He was a nasty little creature and had gotten my kids the day before. That will not work at my house.
     
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    Most of us do eat our chickens. When they quit laying, they then feed us. Lest you think me some sort of a barbarian, I say a prayer over each chicken, thanking God for the chicken and thanking the chicken for giving up her/his life that we might eat. I kill it quickly and humanely in a cone and don't let it flop around.

    I do not run an old folks home for chickens. My feed bill is high enough than to carry an animal that doesn't contribute. For those that do want to keep a bunch of old chickens for pets, I am happy for them and their chickens.

    My 2 year old grand daughter loves MEAN Rooster Soup!
     
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    I get weird looks because we eat silkies. A lot of people freak out because if the black meat. So far it's only been roosters.
     
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    Tastes like chicken?? :gig
     
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    Most don't like my home raised birds. Stronger chicken flavor and actual texture to the meat since the boys are about 5 months old instead of 2.

    I've cooked ameraucana and silkie back to back. Only the color was different since they eat the same things.
     
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    Hear, hear! Well said! I don't consider it barbaric to kill a chicken and eat it. Whenever and wherever meat is eaten in this world, someone has killed it for those people and they aren't barbarians for doing so. Just doing a job no one else wants to do.

    I consider it honest to be a chicken eater who also kills their own chickens for food....if you eat such things, it's only natural that you also kill such things.

    Bay, I got a 3 yr old GD who also loves "hot soup" made from the chickens here. Was begging me to kill a chicken the other day so she could "take the stuffings out of it". :D
     
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