I’m getting ready to order our next round of spring chickens. Meat ‘n’ egg combo, anyone?
With that said, I’m going to try to sell you something. Only I’m not going to make any money from it. In fact, I probably will lose some, but it’s all part of sharing the load.
So, shopping around, it seems like whole organic chickens are usually $14-$20 per bird. $5 bucks pound!? Isn’t that insane?
As a community service, I’ve decided I’m going to raise some meat birds for those omnivores who care about the relative happiness of the meat they consume. I don’t know whether chickens are happier on larger farms or in my backyard, but I know that I am happier when I see them walking around in the sun eating bugs and grass. And isn’t MY happiness what it’s all about? Call me a hippy if you want to.
Since I’ve been blessed with the facilities, I’m envisioning selling these birds at cost. I’ll operate it something like Girl Scout Cookies. Let me know ahead of time how many you’d want, and you can pay me when I hand you a dead, plucked, gutted and frozen bird in a plastic bag.
Stick a can of Pepsi up its butt and put it in the grill and you’ve got dinner for 4 with leftovers. (gggllllllllll drooooooooool.) You can make stock out of the carcass … or you can deep-fry them … but we can talk about that later.
$10 a bird should cover all the costs of a 4-5 lb. bird (I’ll keep track and charge less if it ends up being less — and maybe give myself $1 in sweet, sweet profit for all those vacations I don’t take while I’m tending to your damn livestock, you lazy a-holes.)
I’m ordering them in March and they’ll be done about 8 weeks after they arrive as chicklets.
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Does anyone think this is a good idea? Does anyone WANT a chicken or ten? Leave a message or email me or carrier pigeon or whatev.
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