Monday, August 4, 2008

This Is It...If You're A Chicken!

The biggest rooster let out his first official crow this morning, which can only mean one thing...I drop them off at the processor tomorrow at 7 am. I'm not so sure that I will get the slow Cornish Crosses again. I have really liked them these past few years--they have been good foragers, calm, and friendly, too, but this batch has been lazy and death-prone. I'm planning to go old-fashioned next year, if I can find a rooster from someone (all of my heritage-breed rooster chicks died during the Great Gnat Invasion of 2008) and let a hen raise some chicks for eating. I'm looking forward to chicken on the grill later this week!

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