Processing My Meyers Fry Pan Bargain Chicks

By LilyD · Sep 6, 2019 ·
  1. WannaBeHillBilly
    "Very good article, little improvement needed"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Sep 12, 2019
    A very good article, indeed! All the tools are being showed, the setup is described in detail and then there's the end-product: A processed chicken in a bag, ready for the freezer.
    How did you end the cockerels life? What did you do with all the blood? How to process a bird (get all the guts out)? - Not asking for bloody gruesome pictures, just a few sentences, explaining the necessary steps.
    1. LilyD
      I process by using a kill cone that is pictures and I cut both sides of the neck right above the earlobe. The rooster will within about 5 seconds pass out due to loss of blood pressure and will die within around 10-15 seconds. I catch the blood in my hunting sled that has hay inside it. Once all the birds have been processed. The blood and any offal I have that I don't eat is buried in the yard to decompose and acts as a nutrient source for the plants that I plant in the yard. For how I process. I start by removing the feet to the joint of the leg bone. Once that is done I turn the bird around and slice vertically up the neck and pull the neck out and then detach the windpipe and the esophogas from the neck skin. I use the esophogas to find the crop and pull that free of the skin and breast meat. then I cut that out (esophogas, crop and windpipe) I cut the excess skin off the neck and remove the chicken neck bagging it for later. Then I turn the bird around and do a small horizontal cut at the top of the abdominal cavity to make a hole into it. I stick my fingers in to make sure the organs are moved aside and then continue cutting around making an upside down U shape to the pelvic bones. Then I have room to pull the organs out. I save the gizzard, heart, lungs, kidneys, feet, neck, and testicles. Some I use in making stock some I feed to my dogs.
  2. DobieLover
    "More about the actual processing of the bird"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Sep 8, 2019
    I liked the set up and the details about the knives.
    I would have like to have seen pictures and read descriptions of exactly how you went about processing the cockerels after they had bled out.
    I am trying to gear myself up to process my first two cockerels and I need to learn and prepare myself for what to expect and what needs to be done.
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    1. LilyD
      I will try and add that the next batch I do. I have turkeys coming up at the end of the month so will try and add it when I do those.
  3. N F C
    "Processing Fry Pan Bargain Chicks"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 7, 2019
    Interesting set up. And showing the tools used was helpful. Wow, that many birds so fast? I'm impressed!
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