Bought 13 chicks, sexed, to raise eggs. but as they grew up, one particular bird got bigger, faster, than all the rest. then one day we heard the croaky attempts at a call...two weeks later he had it down pretty good, and cock-doodled ALL DAY. that won't fly in our neighborhood, so as they say...off with his head.
****WARNING, MY VEGETARIAN/VEGAN FRIENDS OR THOSE OTHERWISE TRYING TO REMAIN IN BLISSFUL IGNORANCE OF THE SOURCE OF THOSE CHICKEN NUGGETS, THESE PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC****
got to look him in the eye first
my man does the deed
blood-stained hands (sounds like a Nick Cave song...)
taking a dip
what's this? asks the cat
...and then hangs around to watch the plucking
now we have blood on the pages of "how to raise chickens the modern way"--its like having flour and chocolate smears on your favorite cookbook pages...only more hardcore
taking a breath
rinsing the bird, hold its heart
the knife and the liver
20 minutes ago this was alive. whoa.