Can I pay extra for a beak?
For costume? To go as “Big Bird”?
What are they doing with the rest of it?
Not “finger licking” good.
tepmurt- my guess is, they ate it
“newly hatched chicken”
you ripped the wings and arms off of a baby chick for a costume? harsh.
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you ripped the wings and legs off of a baby chick for a costume? harsh.
For the Big Bird or the little Bird? The proportions are right for a nice little pecker costume.
Ugh. I’d like to flip this person the bird.
The possibilities for jewellery making are endless!!!!
Can I make a lamp out of it?
I don’t give a chickens butt how many times a seller declares that their dead animal shit for sale is ethically procured,buying & selling this is repulsive.
I’m all for weird whimsicality and bizarre bird parts but this is just beyond creepy. Although, some chicken leg earrings could be stunning for Easter.
I want chicken leg earrings!
You know I am tempted to buy this and make something but I don’t think I could touch it….. too creepy!!
Touching the soft feathers wouldn’t creep me out , but knowing of the misery that most chickens endure on the hideous road to the frying pan does.
“I only use animal materials that would otherwise be thrown away. I believe wasting any part of an animal is disrespectful to Mother Nature, so I recycle every single piece I possibly can.”
Yes, because every animal deserves the dignity of being sold as parts–as Mother Nature intended.
I’m guessing that their sales demographic is somewhere between “Redneck” and “Witchdoctor”.
Wouldn’t it be rancid-like rotting meat? I mean, besides being despicable and revolting.
I am so happy to know that this is for a matched pair of wings and a matched pair of legs. Last time I purchased baby chick parts, I was sent a sack of limbs that clearly came from four different animals. My franken-chicken came out lopsided, and the villagers laughed instead of screaming in horror.
Kinda gives a whole new meaning to “chicken shit”.
Oh, just in time for the prom! My daughter will have the most original earrings and a matching necklace!
*rolls eyes and controls urge to vomit*
That is a definite WTF. I think I just threw up a little. But if we’re selling crap and shit, can I just bag up some dog doo and stuff I pull out of the brush and list it on Etsy? How much do you think they’ll go for?
So, do they wait until someone orders this to rip the poor baby chick to pieces? Sick bastards, I hope they rot in hell.
Yeah. I just spent the weekend vending at a kink show. And NOT ONCE did I see anything having to do with shit like this. Tells you something, doesn’t it?
Ahh, the miracle of birth!
Wait, if I rip it apart, I can make a quick six bucks on Etsy!
I have images of Silence of the Baby Chicks in my head. *shudder*
This is horrific. A “newly hatched” chick’s dismembered parts? Who does that? I mean I really don’t think you can eat a “newly hatched” chick … can you? Never mind. I don’t want to know. As it is I’m permanently damaged by knowing about balut.
Oh, eww, eww, eww!!! Do tattoo artists actually practice on pig’s skin?
Can someone knit some leg warmers for these?
If the seller reveres animals so much as claimed in the bio, why don’t they actually do something to improve the lives of animals instead of pimping their body parts to make MONEY?
At least Regretsy’s version comes with fries and drink. Throw in a buttermilk biscuit and it’s a deal!
The words “rogue” and “taxidermy” in the same sentence really freak me out.
I posted this over on the FB fan page…
i went to an animal sanctuary in FL once that had lots of birds of prey, reptiles and stuff- they fed dead baby chicks to them. basically, some farmers i guess just “discard” the male chicks b/c they can’t lay eggs. so i am guessing that is where she got this from.
still, poor baby chick!
FYI – some chick just bought this (no pun intended)…she posted she bought it on the FB thread…fyi, there are TWO listings of this thing.
Oh man. Is anyone up for photoshopping these pieces onto a marshmallow Peeps chick?
Fug. That’s gross.
Yes, tattoo artists will practice on a variety of mediums before turning their needles to human flesh. I’ve seen orange peel, thawed chicken breast (like you’d cook for dinner), synthetic flesh, thick latex, semi-cooked turkey breast, and pigskin, which out here in San Diego, you can buy at a ton of different ethnic markets. I agree with the tenet of not wasting the animal, but damn…there are large snakes and reptilian predators at zoos and breeders that will eat the entire baby chick.
WTF? ICK! Yes, jury etsy is sounding pretty good right now!
At least he is a “credentialed” fetish maker.
You don’t want some crappy hatchet job ya know.
Few are aware that THIS is the sad by-product of Marshmallow Peeps.
Since this is from the same extremely twisted and talented person, I can’t fathom why she didn’t take it to its logical conclusion:
For The Ladies
“I see all these guys at the club with hot chicks draped around their neck, so I’m looking for something that will help me attract the ladies. I’m thinking a necklace, but I’m open to other possibilities.”
I thought something like that would cost an arm and a leg.
(I should note–I did not dismember any baby chicks to do this)
oops, I mean ISUS… LOL
shhh, I shouldn’t take away your “secret identity”
@Raz, thanks…and I think you’re right–male chicks are often discarded like that.
I love how his sense of morality comes into play.
“I believe wasting any part of an animal is disrespectful to Mother Nature”
So…..Mother Nature makes a perfect, beautiful newly hatched baby chick……… he rips its limbs off, sells them for $6.00 to avoid …disrespecting?
I’m not sure how you would preserve these in order to make jewelery out of them. Could you put them in the dehydrator?
Perhaps this listing needs a warning:
“One animal was harmed in the making of this fuckery”
Rogue Taxidermy: “But most importantly M.A.R.T. is in existence to create dialogue, evoke thought, educate, and expand people’s horizons….We invite you to join us – membership has its privileges.”
I really scared of what THOSE privileges might entail…
Can anyone explain to me what a taxidermy craft is?
I’m afraid of those “expanded people’s horizons”.
Maybe he meant “her eyes ons”.
oooo i want these dangling and scratching my neck all day long http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39849674 totally not creepy at all
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING: I only ship once a week on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, there is a 1-1/2 hour window where all of the PETA protesters meet for lunch at the local vegan cafe. I sneak out my back door, drive to the next town, and ship from there. So don’t be alarmed if your postmark is actually from Red Wing instead of Minneapolis. Convo me with any questions.
HK, oops…my pic disappeared? COTD?
It should fit @ 400 pixels wide:
#53 redredred, I think taxidermy craft refers to when some asshole decides that the chosen animal didn’t suffer enough torture & humiliation in life,& it should go another round to make the creep some cash.
#57 ISUS: Perhaps she wanted to build up the anticipation by linking to it with your cryptic disclaimer.
@Suda–you caught that, and I did not
Very good–just ignore/delete my subsequent post, HK
#56 crazycatlady, Thanks for the levity!
Kurt, I put it on the main page too! It’s begging to be a T-shirt.
@ISUS – I think you’ve covered it all with one photoshop, I don’t need to say a thing. That was probably the heartiest LOL I’ve ever actually had.
This is great stuffing…stuff, great stuff!
#58 hamoza: Ah. I understand now. Thank you for clearing that up for me.
ISUS = : D
HK, Oh I see it now…I’m slow on Mondays.
Bronc’s PS freaked me a little…had to give that chick some help.
#62 Helen Killer : Kurt, I put it on the main page too! It’s begging to be a T-shirt.
CANYOU.PLEAE.PLEASE.CAN YOU. Put Kaptain Kurt on the bottom of the pic- that kinda thing heeds a name.
NEEDS- HEEDS- who gives a fuck. I changed my avatar this morning for the Easter holiday- little did i know. I was going to go with the one of her bent over- her guess what? Chicken butt. Pose- Regretsy- you have made me glad I did not do that.
@ #61 hamoza – My name should actually read crazyvegancatlady. I’m one of THOSE people (a nutbag hippie, according to my dad) but I also have a twisted sense of humor.
$6.00 buys alot of little Chicks at the hatchery. Does anyone else live by one or besides fucking elected and trying to get elected officials do they only happen in Iowa. We won’t have no Regretsy signing buy a book shit here- UNT-UH- No WAY. Unless Helen is running for some Government Office.
So I will be here in Iowa, with the ability to purchase this for .65 and wait fore the next liar to visit, while I sit here and covet that signed Regretsy book.
And people think it’s weird that I refuse to eat chicken. Blech!
Dancing with the Stars Regretsy Style:
(And congrats on another COTD ISUS)
Holy shit, ISUS. That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long while, and I’ve seen lots of funny this week.
I’d buy a Col. Regretsy shirt with that on it.
Root beer being ALMOST shot through the nose burns.
Just so’s you all know.
sorry, not funny, just plain disgusting and cruel.
God dammit, this is just repulsive.
I eat chickens and the etsy body part platter still seems…wrong.
#70crazycatveganreallady~ makes perfect sense to thiscrazyvegancatdogchickenhyenayadachick & I love you for it, especially with a twist.
When you get these chicks and we do by the hundreds- alot do not make it. It is the way it is. We keep ours in the barn with heat lamps and bedding changed and yes, you have to wipey their little baby butts so they don’t get a blockage. We discard of ours the same way the Hog farmers do. If I took these a couple sections over and asked the taxadermist to dry these for me it would only be at the expense of fucking laughing at me for years to come.
Don’t be pissed off- if you are look up someone who practices WICCA and tell them.
#79 great illustration of why I don’t eat chickens or eggs– We’ve turned animals into a disposable product.
/end rant. see you all at the next post.
Just in time for Easter! Surprise your kids with Assemble-a-chick. Head and torso sold separately.
I say we call PETA on them! Seriously you’d have to be pretty sick and demented to dismember a helpless baby chick and try to sell its parts for profit.
People die, plants die, animals die. It is called the cycle of life. Not to far from here we had a bunch of PETA members, who admitted it, let loose mink oin a farm and hundreds of them dies on the highways and I am sure as another animal’s meal. There are laws when it comes to animals who die as to what is acceptable and what is not. Come on out any time and see how shit really works before yah all judge and kill more- all in the name of life?
#80 recovering crack baby – what does wicca have to do with chicken parts? I’m Wiccan and I eat chicken almost every day. And on the days I don’t eat chicken, I eat LAMB or beef (or fish if I can afford it).
But that quadriplegic chick in the wheelchair just made me sad…
The chicken in the wheel chair is priceless!
We can judge demented on all kinds of levels, including what PETA does. Why can’t people just let go and if it is not just then they will get what they deserve- always happens- maybe not on your terms but it does happen.
MOVE ALONG PEOPLE……NOTHING TO SEE HERE
And PETA kills “rescued” pets. To the tune of about 6/day: http://www.petakillsanimals.com/
We eat meat for food so we humans can live. I would like the food animals to be treated well while they are alive, and there are people working to effect that change and I support them.
#84RCB, IMHA vegan opinion,the Peta crowd includes a big bunch of asshats , like the ignoramuses that did that to the minks.
But I doubt that any sane/natural cycle of life would include the brutality of factory farming & utter disregard for life , regardless what kind of life it is.
I DO NOT FACTORY FARM NOR AGREE WITH IT BUT IF I GO LET ALL OF THEM ANIMALS LOOSE WHAT GOOD IS THAT?
It is a fact that I have more Hog Lots as neighbors then i do neighbors, I want to make it clear I don’t factory farm. It is naturaul and normal for our cats to loose one or two baby’s. It is naturaul for the chicks to not all survive- usually around 40-50% do and then- even in a barn other animals get to them and eat them. The cycle of life.
LOL – ISUS…priceless!!
I can understand the appeal of dead animals. I think it’s natural. I remember, in jr. high school, my friend found a dead squirrel. For some reason it occurred to her to put it in her freezer. Some people’s minds just work differently.
Well, it came in real handy when we had to make a video for art class that semester. The frozen squirrel was the best part!
To clarify the above, the squirrel ‘acted’ in our video.
I’m a veg by the way. I just love puppies and squirrels and piglets and pretty cows too much to eat them. Occasionally I eat shrimp or scallops, and then I’m wracked with guilt for days. Even though I only ate the ocean equivalent of big bugs…
Thank you veg Detroit for sharing with us what you did with a dead animal. Although interesting- we don’t do that here.
Is there anyone? at all? Who lives on any good soil that has a few animals? Our pasture is around 300 acres- river pasture we have 2 horses on their saved from jackasses who did not feed or brush or allow them to roam properly. They come up to anyone now and are the right size and not stuck in a small area. The cows will go in soon after the calfs are born.
93 cont. We have over 1,000 acres of iowa soil we rent to three brothers who farm together. They grow beans and corn. I am severely allergic to alot of weeds and plants and vegetables and fruits. Citrus can kill me like a bee sting can some. i just take a pill and shut up.
Plenty of the “dead things” sellers do not eat meat and only use animals that already died naturally.
Update = greatest thing ever
#94 RCB – I’m a city girl, but I try to grow as much as I can in my suburban plot. I’d keep chickens for eggs if the township would let me (they won’t).
Boy, the high-horse crowd is out in full regalia today.
Male chicks are usually thrown into a grinder while still alive, sick and disgusting, but no by-products there. So where is this seller getting wings and feet and Just what in the world is the rest of the chick being used for?
I haven’t been this disturbed since the singing cooter.
I want to know how many of the people bashing it as “sick” also eat meat………
That chicken in the auto wheelchair made me laugh like a mad woman. Kurt, you rock!
I hate to say it, but this is what instantly sprang to my admittedly geeky mind after seeing Kurt’s image (and please, don’t snark on my ‘shopping skills, I already know they suck, and the arthritis doesn’t help, lol):
Oh, poop. My image link didn’t show. Here it is, plainer.
From my high horse~I hope the Cosmic Yak gets ‘em.
This shop just ruined a perfectly good Lindt chocolate bar.
She’s also selling a sparrow’s tail. Does she drive around with a spatula & rubber gloves, scanning for road kill?
Some endangered creatures are illegal to scrape up but I didn’t have the stomach to explore her profile.
I hate this shop.
OMG I just thubs down the killer totally by mistake and probabily Kurt too…You gotta make those tiny boxes a bit larger….does that mean I don’t get a chicken leg for Easter? Kurt your chicken is hilarious!
I eat meat, but not chicken. That aside, this is not gross because of what it is or where it comes from, but for the suggested uses…jewelry making. So gross. What happened to etsy people loving cute, cartoon birds? These trends seem highly incompatible.
While I heartily LOL’d at the chicken in a wheelchair, I felt the need to register and stick up for the seller. She’s someone who I’ve known around town for years, and really is legit. She’s one of the most renowned taxidermists in the world, and I can assure you that she isn’t some creep who abuses animals! Funny listing, funny picture, but please don’t be angry about her listing. I’m a vegetarian animal lover, so I wouldn’t say this if I didn’t know it to be true. )
Having had to dispatch of chicks for various reasons I find this quite upsetting, I just don’t get it
Late to the party, as usual, but wanted to say to RCB: I don’t think anyone disputes that animals live and animals die. But acknowledging that is a far cry from ripping (or even cutting up) a newborn chick to sell its parts on etsy. This is stupid, not amusing and makes me think someone has more than a few screws loose.
For what it’s worth, I understand where Recovering Crack Baby is coming from. It IS possible to raise animals humanely on a non-factory farm and still eat and utilize them. In fact, my *personal* opinion is that doing so gives far more respect to the animal than just plain not eating them. I’m a former vegetarian, and strongly for animal rights, but I think PETA is a bunch of maniacal misguided fuckwits, just like I think factory farms are disgusting, & vile. Both abuse animals.
Continued: I am pretty certain that the seller in question did NOT in fact kill or dismember this chick herself. That’s not what taxidermists do. They process animals killed/hunted/etc. by other people.
So, yeah, this listing is seriously WTF, but I am not personally morally outraged by it. I’m just kind of squicked out, more than anything.
the uppity tofu fueled snarker that lies inside me initially wanted to cram this redneck full o kale for slaughtering innocent little chickies.. then, I looked at her site, and I realized that this is a real artiste with a flare for the bizarre. its cool that shes sharing her materials and yes, there are people out there that could make some freak-ay miniature sculptures outta this stuff… She got my respect, and if my kitty ever dies I’ll know who to call.
Ok, true confession. I make unladylike snorting laughs when caught unawares. This item was definitely good snorting material. When I scrolled down to the little disabled poncho chick …. let’s just say I’m glad I wasn’t at work. Thanks for my healthy laugh for the day.
PS if you’re an artist out there I bet at some point you’ve used TOTALLY inorganic materials to make your crap.. we all have, come on now.. not to be a bummer but the long term consequence for producing these weird chemicals is *gasp* killing animals.. pollution, decimation of habitat, etc.. so maybe you’re not mincing chicken feet while you club baby seals but c’mon, nobody’s innocent
New hatched, and newly hacked….
So if I find a dead bird, I can simply hot glue it to a safety pin, spray it with a little Febreeze, and sell it on Etsy as a broach?
Once again I am a day late and a dollar short.
#119 Stinkbait :
Sellers that have to deal with maggots and rotting flesh deserve every penny they earn on Etsy………..
Oh my god, I just peed in my pants that I’m not really wearing, I’m crying and I cannot stop laughing at that wheelchair.
I fell even more strongly about my reasons for giving up eating chicken this week. After not reading but merely hearing that guy on TV who wrote the book “EAting Animals” I imagine i will feel even more strongly once i actually read it.
Apart from that, i hope the chicken magler tagged correctly and put it under “Supplies”
i also hope teh shop gets removed. This is vile.
Kurt- wheelchair cosied chicken – what a fucking brilliant job, i nearly wet my pants, i mean, skants
I think these really make a statement. Of course, that statement is, “The Easter Bunny is dead, kids!”
I wonder if I can get express delivery in time for Easter….
…and it would help if I posted the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36710013
Where’s the head? That would make a lovely topper for the Christmas tree I keep on my desk at work all year round. (why are you looking at me like that?)
Late again but eeeewwwwwwwwwwww, I just keep think poor little chickie
#112 janncri : that is NOT a newborn Chicken it is at the very least 4-5 months old and probably 6 months. I HIGHLY doubt someone would spend all the time and care and feed it took to raise this to just tear it apart and kill it. It died and they took it to the taxadermists. Why? IDK as I would not do that.
#113 HermesGoddess : FINALLY- someone who gets it and is speaking from experience and not assumptions. If anyone else would like to see the reality of the Farm World you have an open invitation to come and stay at my Cabin free of charge.
You guys seriously think that this seller murdered a defenseless baby chicken for the express goal of cutting it’s wings off to make a few dollars? Are you serious? Animals die constantly – that’s what they DO. There may not be a whole lot of dignity in becoming a pair of earrings, but there is no dignity for us when we die, either. Booo hoo.
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