Monday, September 16, 2013

Culling the flock

Back in April, Norseman and I bought 24 one day old chicks.  They were all supposed to be females (pullets).  While waiting for them to grow up he and I built a chicken coop, and bought 6 laying hens and a rooster (Braw) off an old woman.  When our baby chicks got older we realized we had ended up with 5 roosters.  Last week thanks to Norseman, we are back down to 1 :)
Below is Noseman's YouTube Video "Culling the Flock"
Off with his head!

Skinning process

Carbon fiber Trapper from
One of our dearly departed roosters.  :(
We miss you Two Tails, but you sure were yummy!
Poor Braw, he knew his day had come.

Braw was a tough old bird. We cooked him up for dinner but the smell of his meat cooking was horrible.  We ended up feeding him to the dogs.  We learned a good lesson from him, and will rotate our flock much younger than we had planned on. 

Remember Chance? 
Our baby chick that Norseman saved from getting his head bit off from our little black devil dog.  He grew up to be a beautiful and friendly rooster.  He is now the "Cock of the walk" at Ydalir!
Somebody is sucking up to Norseman...I think she is worried that she might lose her head!

Norseman says..."Start laying or start praying"!

I hope you enjoyed my chicken pictures, don't forget to check out Norseman's "culling the flock" video at the top, and his many other video's on YouTube. 
I would just like to add, to any of you sensitive types, that our chickens were happy, healthy, free range chickens.  They were bought for the purpose of feeding our family, and died humanely serving that purpose.