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Tough Questions for Tender Birds

I have the reputation of being “that rooster lady.” People with extra roosters or old hens can bring them to me. I give the birds a swift and appreciative end. As I told one flockster, “Your rooster will be the guest of honor at our table.” Then someone showed up with 16 rooster chicks, just days old. Now what? They were not even as big as a chicken nugget apiece—and that’s with the fuzz on. I decided to dip back into the age-old art of caponizing. My great-grandmother used to do it, and Ray gave me a set of surgical tools his grandfather used for the procedure back in the early 1900s. Caponizing is the avian term for castration, as is done for the steer who becomes your steak. Since ro




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