This coming week, the meat roos will meet their maker. Farmer neighbor Skip will be coming over with his plucker and scald pot to help. Should be quite interesting as I’ve never attended a chicken butchering before. Not sure I’m attending this one, actually. I plan to be in the kitchen with a frying pan.
I bought a mix of heavy breed roos and a batch of white leghorns. They’re five months old, and still not as big as I’d like. Next time I do this, I’ll start earlier in the year to give them more time to grow. I got these roos in June. I know Cornish X are the way to go, but I’m semi-opposed to them just as an unnatural thing. I’m okay with finishing a smaller chicken. They don’t get too big to walk on their legs, so I think it makes a nicer life. In fact, some of them are enjoying life so much they are flying the coop to free range.
Maybe they heard me talking to Skip.