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Is it just me ?

Like I say in the title ,   is it just me ?? but I am always amused by the amount of people especially on Face Book who are trying to get rid of Cock's to a good home ? where does everyone think that they are going to live ?? in the past week I have answered about 5 adverts for pullets with equal amounts of males and in each case the seller has said I don't want them to go in the pot ???  I was brought up in a life that we used to hatch around 2 settings a year , the pullets became our replacement layers ,and the boys became special dinners,   Maybe not the most scientific method in the world but it kept our family going .
 Every so often we would get a new Cockerel from a neighbour, and we would give them one of ours,  am I daft ??
olde9856

Not daft at all, that's exactly as we do it, cocks for the pot and pullets for replacement layers on a cycle through the years. Replace the one remaining breeding male every year as he is usually put in the pot round about June after we have finished breeding by then and his crowing does not disturb neighbours over summer
British Red

All makes complete sense to me. Helpful for us occasionally though to include new blood into our Buff Orps.
bodger

Time marches on. Poultry have become the new pets and folks don't eat their pets. I guess we're just a load of old dinosaurs.  

On a similar note, I'm seeing more and more adverts for pig and sheep for sale " To forever homes only"

Talking of pets, I got some new ones an hour or two ago. I've just got out of a nice red hot bath, I cleaned one of the smaller chicken sheds out and picked some unwanted guests up. Even before I'd finished, my hair had started itching. bdooly Red Mite !
12Bore

Define "forever".

I'd say 'til they're about eating size...
bodger

Joe did you post before or after I'd added the bit about the red mite ?  
Toddy

Re the Red Mites…I had a problem with psocids (like tiny, tiny booklice) in a cupboard, and I bought some of the diomaceous (sp?) earth.
It's blooming good, the little blighters dried up and have gone
Supposedly it's good for the red mites too it says on the pack.

M
bodger

I use that stuff but find myself using an array of weapons against the blighters that also includes insecticides and good old fashioned creosote.
12Bore

bodger wrote:
Joe did you post before or after I'd added the bit about the red mite ?  


Before! Mind you...  
hughesy

I once rang up about some pigs for sale to be told I couldn't have them if they would be slaughtered for meat! They were pigs FFS! They're made of meat! Seriously though the number of cockerels you see advertised is ridiculous. People shouldn't hatch them if they can't cull them.
British Red

Toddy wrote:
Re the Red Mites…I had a problem with psocids (like tiny, tiny booklice) in a cupboard, and I bought some of the diomaceous (sp?) earth.
It's blooming good, the little blighters dried up and have gone
Supposedly it's good for the red mites too it says on the pack.

M


Its really useful when put in a flour sifter . gets a good even coating. I use it to dust the chickens when they are roosting - gets rid of chicken lice a treat

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