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Drying/preserving chicken feet.

post #1 of 42
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So hubby and I processed some of our Barred Rocks today, and I kept their feet separately. I have a crazy idea that I want to dry 2 of them, so I could send them to an anthropologist friend of ours that would get a kick out of it. At the moment, the feet are in the freezer. How should I go about drying them so it will be safe to mail and safe for him to keep for years to come?

post #2 of 42

Do you have a food dehydrator? I've dried chicken feet for craft items (yes, there is a market) in mine. They take about 3 days. Make sure they're good and dry, and wrap a paper towel around them and check for oil oozing out. If oil still oozes, they aren't quite done.

You could also try burying them in a container of desiccant granules, I think some craft stores carry them for drying flowers. You could put them in a sealed container with the granules, in the fridge, if you wanted.

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post #3 of 42

Um, what crafts do you use chicken feet in?

post #4 of 42

I put mine in a container of coarse salt - like kosher salt. The desicant stuff would work well, also.

I make "hoodoo chicken feet" - they sell on ebay pretty well, you just pretty them up with feathers, beads etc.. hang them on a fishline or a leather strap and folks hang them from their car rear view mirrors, etc...

I sold one to a guy who wanted it for his ren faire pirate costume (ala Johnny Depp) to hang in his hair.


different strokes... and all that wink


meri

post #5 of 42

DH kept the wild turkey legs one season to show someone and they were forgotten in our front entry and they never smelled but dried beautiful nothing but dry air.

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post #6 of 42

Mojo Chick'n :

I make "hoodoo chicken feet" - they sell on ebay pretty well, you just pretty them up with feathers, beads etc.. hang them on a fishline or a leather strap and folks hang them from their car rear view mirrors, etc...

I sold one to a guy who wanted it for his ren faire pirate costume (ala Johnny Depp) to hang in his hair.



meri


Don't tell me that!  I have an endless supply of chicken feet and am always looking for stuff to sell on eBay!

post #7 of 42

hoodoo chicken feet--the new fashionista barrett.  Buy a "Bump-it"  get a "Trendy Talon"?

Laree 
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post #8 of 42

Mojo Chick'n :

I put mine in a container of coarse salt - like kosher salt. The desicant stuff would work well, also.

I make "hoodoo chicken feet" - they sell on ebay pretty well, you just pretty them up with feathers, beads etc.. hang them on a fishline or a leather strap and folks hang them from their car rear view mirrors, etc...

I sold one to a guy who wanted it for his ren faire pirate costume (ala Johnny Depp) to hang in his hair.


different strokes... and all that wink


meri


Pictures!  Hmmm. . .  I wonder what my DH would do if I started drying the feet?

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post #9 of 42

I'll have to see if I have any around I can take a pic of. I haven't sold them in a while.

I do have two or three feet laying around I could make up, however, if someone wanted to see one and I cannot find one already done.


eta - if you "pose" them before drying - you can make them clutch onto things or even "give the finger" to passing motorists (if it is hung on your rear view mirror wink )


meri


Edited by Mojo Chick'n - 9/13/09 at 2:10pm
post #10 of 42

laulaulau

I can only imagine the look on peoples faces when they see a chicken foot flipping them the bird.

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