Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Well...this was a first for me and I learned a few things...

The saying, "running around like a chicken with it's head cut off" is totally grounded in reality.

 When you take home a newly slaughtered bird it is still warm...makes sense, but it was odd just the same.

They house baby bunnies, too and I almost bought one as a rescue. 
I would have named it Vonnegut.

The shop keepers ask you if you'd like your animals alive or dead. 
Think on that for a moment.

A turkey loses about about 50% of it's total weight during this process.

From selection to butchering our four birds were ready to go in about 30 minutes.

Not for the faint-of-heart, but the experience certainly served as a not so subtle reminder about where our food comes from.

Chicago Live Poultry
2601 Ridgeway Ave
Chicago, IL
773. 542.9451


Anonymous said...

My Melissa would pass out. She had the "chicken with its head cut off" experience with her father when she was young and it left her very afraid of birds!

Mary said...

I like to believe my meat comes from the Jewel. I seriously believe it was never alive which is probably why I don't enjoy cooking. Creeps me out

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