Are They Livestock or Are They Pets
My girls have stopped producing eggs. They are already starting to molt and most likely will not be laying again before march. This years egg production was not nearly as much as last year, and next years will be probably reduced to an egg or two every few days.
Our town doesn’t allow for chickens but because of being grandfathered in and the size of our place, I can have three. I know, I know! What about Alice? Well I was trying to rotate in so I could rotate out. Ok, OK…my bad. Anyway…..
I need to decide what to do. My friend had her hens butchered to cook later. Two things on this, I know what an old hen tastes like, and although it might be fine to stew, it brings me to the second…I do not eat things I have named. OK, I did eat the beef we raised, Bob Bull, and I forget the others names….but my sweet hens are a different story.
I think I need to keep them through the winter, no matter what, because not having chickens for 4 months might do away with the grandfather thing, but do I eventually send them to the auction, to be bought by the chinese lady who will eventually make eggflower flour,no flower, (oh I don’t know) soup out of them and get three new ones, or do I just resign myself to not having eggs and letting Henrietta, Harriet and Hannah live out their lives with me. Are they livestock or are they pets. What do you think? Please, don’t give me your opinion if you belong to Peta, I already know what you think. Don’t give me a hard time.