Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Freezer Chickens

Well, it wasn't pretty, but we finally harvested eleven of our laying hens. This brings our total number of laying hens down to 25 (yeah... if you do the math you realize that we always had one more chicken than we thought... oops).

Catherine's friend, Rose, helped us pick out the ones she thought were least likely to be laying (she did pretty well, too... only 2 out of the 11 had formed eggs in them). Then she came back the next day and taught our "Motley Crew" (her words, not mine) how to properly harvest chickens. The whole process took about four hours from start to finish.

Many thanks to our friends for all the help! Enjoy the pictures below... don't worry, I won't post the more gruesome photos :)
Pat and Catherine learning the ropes


I think this is the heart

Lots of friends helping out

1 comment:

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