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Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Feed them lots of spices while they're alive to try to pre-season them for later consumption?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 12:09 pm:

Feed them lots of spices while they're alive to try to pre-season them for later consumption? no, but this is not very far at all from the right forest...
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something to do with preparing them (their eggs?) to be eaten? Feed them ice cubes so they're ready frozen?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 02:24 pm:


Is it something to do with preparing them this one (their eggs? and not this one) to be eaten? Feed them ice cubes so they're ready frozen? no, but good thinking :) Scientists have calculated that the number of calories needed to raise the temperature of a couple of ice cubes to body heat is greater than the number of calories in a glass of gin and tonic, so if you want to lose weight, just drink gin on the rocks. I have tried this, and it does not work.
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, preparing hens to be eaten - Plucking their feathers while they are still alive? Training them to pluck each others´ feathers (our hens do this with no training, out of the goodness (?) of their hearts)?
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, preparing hens to be eaten - Plucking their feathers while they are still alive? Training them to pluck each others´ feathers (our hens do this with no training, out of the goodness (?) of their hearts)?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 3:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It does not work for me either; perhaps their calculations went awry somewhere...or maybe it's the lime wedge adding in extra calories, hard to tell.

The difference betweeen hens and chickens is important--hens are a subset of chickens, right? Is the distinction gender-related? Word-related?
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perhaps those who made the calculations had already consumed the gin and left the ice cubes?

Would this preparation change their taste? their size? their toughness? their content of nutrients?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Char Fryck (Huntinggirl) on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:11 am:

So, preparing hens to be eaten yes - Plucking their feathers while they are still alive? Training them to pluck each others´ feathers (our hens do this with no training, out of the goodness (?) of their hearts)? but nothing like this. The preparation involved is not absolutely necessary.

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 03:08 pm:

It does not work for me either; perhaps their calculations went awry somewhere...or maybe it's the lime wedge adding in extra calories, hard to tell. I think that must be it. Maybe I should leave out the lime wedge, but it's my only source of vitamin C.

The difference betweeen hens and chickens is important yes - hens are a subset of chickens, right? well, not strictly. The young of a cockerel and a hen is a chicken. Is the distinction gender-related? no Word-related? most assuredly :)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 08:58 am:

Perhaps those who made the calculations had already consumed the gin and left the ice cubes? It would not surprise me in the least.

Would this preparation change their taste? slightly their size? not measurably their toughness? yes their content of nutrients? slightly
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 10:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

giving them alcohol so they are marinated?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 6:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would these be young (under a year old, say) domestic hens? Any sort of prize relevant to the puzzle solution?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Char Fryck (Huntinggirl) on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 10:36 am:


giving them alcohol so they are marinated? no, but this is pretty close to the right forest also

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 06:42 pm:

Would these be young (under a year old, say) domestic hens? they can be hens of any age consistent with being alive and airborne Any sort of prize relevant to the puzzle solution? no
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have them fly very high so that they become frozen?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 12:45 am:

Have them fly very high so that they become frozen? no, but a very fine piece of thinking :)
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 8:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Feed them vinegar? Wine - ready prepared coq au vin??
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 9:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

anything to do with alcohol of any kind?

pushing them off the roof trying to force them to fly?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 9:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 08:50 am:

Feed them vinegar? Wine - ready prepared coq au vin?? no - the idea is not so much to alter the taste as to...

By Char Fryck (Huntinggirl) on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 09:17 am:

anything to do with alcohol of any kind? unusually for one of my puzzles, no

pushing them off the roof trying to force them to fly? no
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 10:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it to do with preserving them? Preparing them? Cooking them?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 1:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 10:02 am:

Is it to do with preserving them? no Preparing them? yes Cooking them? and yes - "preparing them for cooking" is a way of putting it
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 3:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So much for pullet surprise...
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 03:09 pm:

So much for pullet surprise...Indeed. As a clue, the usefulness of the subject of this puzzle could have been (and probably was) given a practical demonstration roughly forty minutes ago.
Char Fryck (Huntinggirl)
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"the idea is not so much to alter the taste as to..."
alter the texture?
alter the mode of preparation?
alter the look of the food?
alter the smell?
alter something at all?

enhance the taste?