City Chicken Micro Farm… the first meat harvest

Well, we did it. We processed 3 chickens right before Christmas. After having fattened them up the moment came. With the help of Elijah and Neil we sent the 3 chickens to the chicken afterlife to roam the hills in search of bugs and fresh green blades of grass. The processing of these birds was humane, quick, clean and healthy.

Why do I bother telling you this? Watch a few videos of chicken processing factories on youtube (or don’t) and you’ll know why I am so glad that my chickens weren’t processed in puddles of water with fecal matter and given a bleach dunk afterwards. Or half decapitated… ok, I’ll stop now.

Here they are…

the ‘before’

the ‘after’





4 Responses to “City Chicken Micro Farm… the first meat harvest”

  1. Mom says:

    I love the after… they look really plump! Good job Anita!

  2. John says:

    How old were those chickens?

  3. Anitajoye says:

    12 weeks. they are the fast growing cornish cross meat birds, but they are not as big as they can get at 12 weeks because i don’t feed them 24 hrs a day.

  4. Rebekah says:

    Oh man oh man oh man, what a nightmare … I could NOT be a chicken farmer. BUT – good work Anita!!! :-)

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