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Cluck and collect

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:04 am
by Marigold
Today’s cheering story - for some of them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53832858

Re: Cluck and collect

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:02 am
by Margaid
I saw that and was a bit bothered about the rosy picture painted about chicken keeping especially as the hens pictured weren't ex-batts about to be rehomed. It's not quite the same as rescuing a kitten or a puppy! Hopefully a lot of people will enjoy their own eggs so much that they will care for the hens.

Re: Cluck and collect

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:48 pm
by Sandrine
It is also a bit worrying when they mention people sending in photos from the internet, or photoshoped... makes me wonder if these people were more bothered about getting eggs rather than roast chicken.... 🤔

Re: Cluck and collect

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:39 pm
by Icemaiden
They'll be disappointed if they try roasting an ex-batt... Commercial laying hens have been carefully bred to turn layers' pellets into eggs, not into plump chicken! There won't be much meat on them.

Re: Cluck and collect

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:22 am
by Marigold
And if they’re two or more years old, very tough, compared with an 8-week-old specially bred commercial broiler!

Re: Cluck and collect

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:48 am
by Sandrine
Well we know that... But would they?
In any case you just got to wonder why go to those lengths?
I was watching a documentary the other day on depression and certain clinical trials for certain types of drugs. Anyway.. one of the patients kept chickens, cockerels, geese, ducks I think too.... And the mess and tiny coop/run they kept them him.... I was actually shocked... Hubby and I ended up talking about that distractedly and not the documentary topic, so actually missed part of what was said and had to rewind 😂😂

Re: Cluck and collect

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:09 pm
by Icemaiden
Depression can make everything feel like a mammoth task, easier to put off than to tackle. That would include cleaning the coop & run.

Managing to make yourself get out there and do it leads to a great feeling of achievement, but when you're in a long, dark & seemingly endless tunnel, it can be tough to get up, washed & dressed, never mind tackling chores...

I used to tell myself that it counts double if you didn't feel like doing something but you made yourself do it...