Its turns out the three young hens we were given 2 months ago are all roosters.
We're prepared to butcher and eat them and start over in the spring with fertile eggs, chicks or pullets.
Does anyone know of a place in the NYC area that we can have them butchered and cleaned for a fee? We'll do it at home if necessary but I think it will be faster and easier (and more humane) all around to get a trained professional.
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