Up With the Chickens

Raising children and chickens on a little buffalo farm

The First (and maybe only) Great Chicken Harvest!

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LC Hanby Hudgens, writer

I do not like to kill things. I am even squeamish about stepping on bugs.  So, I’m not sure why I did not hesitate a few weeks ago when Jill suggested we invest in some meat chickens. Why not?  Sure, neither of knows a thing about slaughtering chickens, but that’s how you learn. And besides, Jill watched a YouTube video. So, we figured we were all set.  We bought 50 chickens.  Just let that sink in a minute – 50 chickens!  To slaughter.  Ourselves.  Oh yeah, piece of cake.

Since Jill has an actual farm dog instead of bird dogs, we decided to free-range them at her house. (That’s the  kind of wisdom that comes from months of farming experience.)   Seven short weeks later we had 50 fat chickens on our hands that needed killin’.   I’m not gonna lie.  At this point Jill and I were both beginning…

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