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Posted 3 years ago


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Poor Chickens I was made to do this and this was the real world of survival on a farm . There was a life cycle . I hated this job and will never eat chicken ever . This is what we did on farm there was no Ipads and cell phones . Busy hands make for good kids my Grandmother would say :-)
I hope that the true grit of the old farmers will not be forgotten to todays youth


  1. Mcgarrett50 Mcgarrett50, 3 years ago
    Oh you poor thing , Ours were egg chooks so they were spared and as my husband grew up on a chicken farm he absolutely refused to have anything to do with them ;) So our eating chickens came from the neighbour thank goodness .
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Are you pulling pin feathers here? My wife was brought up on a farm along with her four sisters... Everyone hated pulling pin
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Yes I am toolate and I hated it ! To this day I can not stand the smell of a chicken cooking . Of coarse you had to boil it first and those wet feathers stunk bad and then we pulled the big feathers and then down to the tiny ones that I was pulling here . Did you wife like farm life as much as I did ?
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Her father kept trying for boys but wound up with five girls. It was a hard life. She has fond memories of driving the manure Around here you can tell it's spring by the smell of chicken manure in the air. The farmers all spread it on their fields as fertilizer still.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    My Dad tried too ! 4 girls no boys but we worked like men ! Before he passed away he said he was lucky he had all girls because we were the best :-) He realized his girls could do anything he needed and we all cherished him . He just passed away way to young . Our family farm went out of operation about 8 yrs ago . So few farms here now but they are still around and I love the smell of a farm :-)
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    You look like Shirley Temple.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Official :-) I have been told that and My Mom thought I was her :-) Thanks for stopping at my window :-)
  8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    I hated pullin those feathers too, thank goodness Dad took a factory job and we no longer had chickens, or anything else, except a large garden. oh ,he did have a pet crow for awhile, lol, My poor Dad died young and Mom raised 8 of us! theres nothin a woman cant do!
  9. hotkitties, 3 years ago
    Cleaned many chickens in my life ;) An August ritual on the farm, 500 at a time. The sight of raw chicken makes me quiver:
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hotkitties I am with you and can't bear to see a chicken . The smell of chicken will turn my stomach :-) When they killed them I was horrified at sight which we won't talk about I am sure you know what I mean :-) But Farm life was more good than negative for sure !
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    EJW Women are strong my Grandpa passed not long after that photo and my Grandma worked farm like a man at 5ft tall and 90 lbs till she passed at 82 . I lost my Dad to young too but somehow we survive right ? Thank goodness we don't have to pull feathers anymore those smelly things :-)
  12. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    we raised 6,000 turkeys at a time and back then you didnt have all the out buildings as today i remember when a big rain would come the turkeys would drown themselves and we would have to dig a big trench to bury them
  13. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    My grandma had an old oak tree stump on the side of our house with many, many hatchet marks and bloodstains. This was where she took the "frying" chickens for their demise. I will never forget her whacking their heads off and letting them loose. It seemed that they ran for a bit headless ! That is a pretty gruesome story, but I did love her fried chicken !!!Never bothered my appetite ! These days, that would probably get you arrested ! lol Thanks for posting the picture, had not thought about that for years. T.G.
  14. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    Sorry about the earlier post, it was prettty gruesome, but was a part of farm life ! T.G.
  15. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    Sorry about the earlier post, it was prettty gruesome, but was a part of farm life ! T.G.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Yep it was farm life Thrifty and that was the part that was the worse to see for me .
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Vansky I can't imagine so may turkeys wow and to lose so may at once was hard the a farmers salary . I don't think I would like that Job of digging a trench ;

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