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post #71 of 605

Just wanted to add my thank-you to the list.  I'm a first time chicken owner and my friend was describing this process - literally!  Now I have your pictures to help me understand.  We are planning on just processing 2, but as a newbie, this will definitely help.

Thank you for a great reference!  smile

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Originally Posted by redhead83402 

absolutely EXCELLENT!!  Thank you for the awesome pics!!  I have processed many a chicken ( we just helped a friend do 21 Sat.) but I had no idea about those glands in the tail.  The birds we processed are now 4 days old ~ is it too late to go back & trim the glands? ( they have been frozen) or has the damage been done in freezing them with the glands still in?

Thanks again for such a ffantasticccc visual!  And welcome to BYC!!!!  You're a HIT!  (Can I have your autograph??  wink  )

~Red


I often forget to trim out the oil glands while processing my birds, but I trim them out before I cook it, even after it's been frozen and thawed, and it's never been a problem. They'll be fine!

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post #73 of 605

Thanks for the pictures, I would have liked to see what to do with the chicken after the final picture. some people say stick it in the fridge overnight before doing anything with it, other say to stick it in cold water for hours for the meat to relax, etc

2 Australorps (5 years old), 1 White rock(4 years old), 3 dogs, and an eclectus parrot living in a small urban city. My BYC page is http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10913 and my latest website gallery of pictures is http://tamanaka.com/MainGallery/galleryviewer.aspx?GalID=7 ( I need to update the gallery )
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2 Australorps (5 years old), 1 White rock(4 years old), 3 dogs, and an eclectus parrot living in a small urban city. My BYC page is http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10913 and my latest website gallery of pictures is http://tamanaka.com/MainGallery/galleryviewer.aspx?GalID=7 ( I need to update the gallery )
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Originally Posted by cyrixlord 

Thanks for the pictures, I would have liked to see what to do with the chicken after the final picture. some people say stick it in the fridge overnight before doing anything with it, other say to stick it in cold water for hours for the meat to relax, etc


I do all my packing last so the birds have been chilling in ice water for 3-4 hours before they are cut and packed.

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Originally Posted by cyrixlord 

Thanks for the pictures, I would have liked to see what to do with the chicken after the final picture. some people say stick it in the fridge overnight before doing anything with it, other say to stick it in cold water for hours for the meat to relax, etc


We have 5 gallon buckets that we soak them in a salt-water brine for 24-48 hours in an extra refrigerator in the garage.  Makes them nice and tender. thumbsup

post #76 of 605

Very educational...thank you for taking the time to do this.  Pictures are worth a thousand words when it comes to learning.

A WI Master Gardener & Keeper of 1 Black Australorp, 2 Barred Hollands, 2 Delawares, 3 Bovan Browns & 2 Dekalb Blacks.


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A WI Master Gardener & Keeper of 1 Black Australorp, 2 Barred Hollands, 2 Delawares, 3 Bovan Browns & 2 Dekalb Blacks.


*Dance as if No One Were Watching - Sing as if No One Were Listening - Live Everyday as if It Were Your Last*
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post #77 of 605

Thank you for posting this.  I have been wondering how to do this correctly and as easy on the bird as possible, in the event that I ever need to.

Cathy-Wife to 1 wonderful hubby, mom to 5 kids, Memaw to 6.
"...How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.." Mathew 23:37

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Cathy-Wife to 1 wonderful hubby, mom to 5 kids, Memaw to 6.
"...How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.." Mathew 23:37

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post #78 of 605

Thanks for the pics!

post #79 of 605

I am very impressed. Nicely done.

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post #80 of 605

thats so awesome to see what a bird is like inside and out!
SWEET!

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