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Went to my local produce shop yesterday to stock up on quail food and he had 5 young roosters someone dropped off and wanted me to take them for free! Will butcher them this weekend with about 60 quail, the oriduce shop is buying 20 hens from me and that will help pay for the next batch that just went into lockdown in the incubator. #thegoodlife!

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Comment by Barbara Tealby on August 8, 2020 at 19:04

The busines 'City Chicks' will take your unwanted roosters - for a price. You drop them off and pay $20 for the privilege. Very financially viable!

Comment by Susan on August 8, 2020 at 18:58

Not bad! I've often thought I could take someone's unwanted roosters  - it would certainly be a financially viable option.  My little hatchlings cost me a lot in feed to get them to the grown up stage. 

Comment by Doug Hanning on August 7, 2020 at 11:57

The whole bird? I dont eat the guts or feathers.

I do keep livers and hearts. I dry the feet for the dog. I put all my bits of guts heads andfeathers in the compost and the black soldier flies eat it. 

Comment by Christa on August 7, 2020 at 9:43

Most people bury the remains that can't be eaten such as feathers etc.  Do you clean the feathers, Jeff?

When we were kids, the leftovers used to go under the strawberry patch, 

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on August 7, 2020 at 8:44

Do you eat the whole bird.

Comment by Doug Hanning on August 5, 2020 at 20:08

Ive got my mom to thank for my poultry dispatching skills.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 5, 2020 at 19:47

Good one.  

Comment by Barbara Tealby on August 5, 2020 at 17:26

It's good to have the skills to take advantage of such an offer.

Comment by Sophie on August 5, 2020 at 14:08

well there you go!

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