Butchered my first RoosterÃ‚â€¦
In this continuing saga of my chickens/eggs/and roosters I thought I would share with you all the latest updatesÃ‚â€¦.
Well yesterday afternoon, surprisingly, there was no rain. I decided the time had come to tackle butchering my first rooster. I have never done this before. Always my dad would come and do this for me. My dad died last year unexpectedly. So as I looked at my 10 (CROWING) roosters causing me nothing but headaches and I knew the time had come (actually it was overdue). It was time for me to take another homesteaders challenge..
Now mind you less than one year ago I helped my husband slaughter and prepare 5- 300lb. pigs to take to the butcher. So you would think one little rooster would not have been such a big deal, but it was, taking a life, even a chickens is sobering. However I am happy to say that I did it!! It was a good experience and one I could do again.. in fact a friend of mine will come over to help me do the other 9 later this week.
The final result was a rooster that dressed out to 4 Ã‚Â½ lbs.. which I thought was pretty good! and he made the best Rooster and Noodle Soup.. LOL.. It was the most flavorful soup I have made in some time.
My hubby joked with me when he came home from work and found out what I had accomplished.. he said, well you have another feather to add to your homesteader cap!!