The Circle of Life
Our chickens have all gone to butcher now. Our first batch left in August and our last one just recently. Butchering animals is something that has always commanded a deep respect from those tasked with doing the job. Human cultures have traditionally used all the parts of the animal, out of respect and necessity. Raising animals for the express purpose of eating them had, until recently, been a part of everyday life during most of our history. Very few people now understand what is involved with caring for the well being of animals. While they are with us, we make life as conducive to their natural behaviors as possible. We give them clean ground to walk on, plenty of forage in the form of bugs and seeds, and of course other chickens to socialize with. They depend on us for everything , and in turn we depend on them to provide us with nutrition. They are vulnerable, and bertrand farm is a very natural setting, which means that there are a number of predators waiting to harvest a chicken for themselves. We have had several run ins with a family of hawks, luckily our chicken tractors are sturdy and provide excellent protection from all the elements. They are pampered, which is why they will be so tasty. We are cooking up one tonight. Here’s to the circle of life.
See the chickens transported to butcher. This video stops before the actual killing.
Chickens are slaughtered in this video(use discretion please).
Now see how the chicken is cleaned and butchered.