Wednesday, December 9, 2009
How to Thaw a Chicken
Step 1: Raise free range chickens who like to sleep pell mell across the farm.
Step 2: Assume that the chickens will take cover during a storm.
Step 3: Wait for a ginormous snow storm.
Step 4: Look outside and see a chicken wandering around in the snow storm.
Step 5: Go outside and find chickens hunkered down in snow drifts with chunks of ice frozen on them.
Step 6: Gather said chickens.
Step 7: Place said chickens in rubbermaid tubs and bring into the house to thaw.
After chickens have thawed, bring a pen into the shed. Leave them in the pen for 2 weeks until they realize that it is their new home. (Otherwise they will likely return to their pell mell roosting around the farm.)
Note to self - gather all pell mell chickens in the fall and pen up in the shed for 2 weeks prior to snow.
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