Originally Posted by Katesrider011
I said no, because I have this thing where I won't eat something I own. If I owned cows I wouldn't eat them either, nor chicken and such.
There's nothing wrong with that attitude, Kates. But there's also nothing wrong with people who do own and eat their animals.
I plan to have chickens soon, and I will
be eating them as well as their eggs. They're not going to be pets, and I know going in that they'll be feeding me.
I'd also like to buy a steer calf and raise it for meat, but that will have to wait until I can get the proper fencing in place. It doesn't hurt that there are several local butchers around who will process the animal for me, so I don't have to do it myself.
The chickens I'll learn to kill and dress on my own, but a steer I'm not willing to tackle.