Tuesday, November 13, 2012

5 Conditions Not Worthy of a Death Sentence: The No-Cull Zone

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by Kathy Shea Mormino from
The Chicken Chick

In the past decade, the popularity of backyard chicken-keeping has elevated the status of chickens from expendable, barnyard livestock to valued family pets. Unfortunately, many of the earlier poultry-keeping articles and books were written with livestock in mind; frequently in those writings, culling is the proposed solution for certain injuries, behaviors and physical imperfections. Culling means to eliminate or remove from the flock, often by killing the bird. However, for most chicken-keepers, culling is considered the last resort and making a beloved pet the guest of honor at the dinner table, unthinkable.

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