No, it is not what you think. I didn't butcher any of my beloved hens for Thanksgiving. On the contrary. Today my chickens had their Thanksgiving dinner - or rather, I should say, the remainder of mine.
I am on a low carb diet. I was cheating again and again - just one more little slice of pie, a bit of dressing with my turkey, how about some gravy over all? This morning, after having a bit of pie for breakfast, I got out a stock pot and emptied the fridge of all leftovers. If it was high carbohydrate, it went into the stock pot. All that was left when I was done was some sauerkraut with bacon and the turkey.
As soon as the sun was up, I went out to let the chickens out of the Moop. I sprinkled the ground with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, pumpkin pie, Kool Whip (yes, my son insists on Kool Whip every Thanksgiving), rolls, scalloped corn and - be still, my heart - oatmeal braided bread with honey and walnuts.
Those chickens went nuts!! They are ALWAYS talkative. They chatter while they eat, while they walk, even while they are in their nests laying eggs. This morning, there was silence. They just ate. When I went out a couple of hours later for my first egg pickup, there was nary a drop of Thanksgiving leftovers on the ground. All of that eating should make for some wonderful eggs, hey?
They were talking again this afternoon. They told me they are looking forward to the next Thanksgiving meal. As I said, it is Chickens for Thanksgiving. ;-)