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i have been reading many methods of killing and cleaning birds for the dinner table. was looking to hear everyones experience w what they like best (ex. skinning vs plucking and etc...) thanks to all :)

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Hello aaaboy! I cannot comment about preparing fowl because i only raise egg laying chickens.  Someone else will chime in soon on that question. Welcome aboard.

 

 

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post #3 of 34

We butcher meat birds every year.  It's the best chicken.  You can't buy chicken that good in stores.  I learned by reading the forums and studying the pictures.  There's a very good sticky thread out there by "frugal" that I used as a guide the first time.  It's complete with pictures.  The only thing we have done differently is we've tried different killing methods.  My favorite method now is the "broomstick method".  It's quick, easy, humane, less bloody and I can do it myself without help.  There are YouTube videos that will show you how if you're interested.  We've also used a sharp pair of lopers, (the ones used to prune tree branches).  That's a good method also, but still pretty bloody.  After that, the plucking and cleaning is pretty standard.

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Hello and welcome to BYC frow.gif I don't slaughter or eat chickens, sorry! Have you looked at the Meat Birds ETC section?

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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why would you not eat chicken? that makes no sense to not eat some of the healthiest meat available. Thats why most are labelled "dual purpose"

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Some people don't eat chicken smile.png

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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welcome-byc.gif from California! I only have chickens for eggs/pets.

Elizabeth

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post #8 of 34

we have both layers and just got meat birds yesterday.  we actullay had to cull 2 of our layers a few weeks ago.  my hubby ended up skinning them and they wound up pretty clean.

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My Boys: , Buff Orphinton, White Leghorn, Easter Egger and a mutt
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" I don't have chickens, I have mini velociraptors"

My Girls: Red Sex Links, Barred and White Rocks, NH Reds, Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Leghorns, Cochins, Jersey Giants, Tetra Tints, Orphingtons, NH Reds
My Boys: , Buff Orphinton, White Leghorn, Easter Egger and a mutt
Webbed babies: Cayugas, Khaki's, Mallard's, Pekin's

A husband, a son, my puppies and goats ...

Boy I am one busy "crazy...
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I raise for eggs and meat.  Some I skin - roosters that get too old for frying, and obviously old hens.  These I tend to can.  Others like Cornish X I dunk and pluck.  I usually bleed them after first knocking them out (which perhaps kills them) and then proceed.
 

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. thumbsup.gif
I also raise for eggs and meat. I would not due without either. droolin.gif

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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