Originally Posted by GallopingGuitarist
I thought 15 was old for a chicken. We never had any live past 6 or so. They just would die off. We always had a new batch coming up. Now we trade off with the neighbor's, they own a butcher shop. We take their two or three year old birds get about 2 years of eggs from them and then we trade them off for more young hens, while the older ones go for free range soup chickens. I don't think I have ever been attached to a chicken.
Originally Posted by Celeste
I think the macaw was the bird that was 15 if I read it right.
I don't feel terribly attached to my chickens, but I sure can't stand the thought of eating them. Well, actually, I guess I really do kinda like the pet rooster that follows me all around the yard. He stays a lot closer to me than my dog does. I'm sure he is just hoping for a handout or treat, but he is pretty cute.
Yes, the macaw was 15, chicken is only 7 months and she is alive and well and all her parts are staying where they belong!
Now we have a(or multiple) egg eaters
I read a post on the blog that was posted earlier in the thread about how to stop them from eating the eggs, but my mom will be back on sunday so I'll let her deal with that problem
A week of being a sole caretaker of everybody has been exhausting it wouldn't be so bad if it was only when I was working, but going on my day off kind of sucks