2 Roosters to process

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by poodlepill, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. poodlepill

    poodlepill Songster

    Feb 27, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    So I am ready to dispatch 2 extra 18 week old BO's but I am hesitant now on something I read about attracting predators from the leftover blood and scent from the kill site. I can wash it into the ground but is that good enough? I certainly would not want to attract anything for just 2 roosters when my area is pretty light on predator activity.

    What do I do with the guts and leftovers? I am lazy and don't want to dig a hole to bury (hard earth)

    Thanks for your thoughts
  2. Bossroo

    Bossroo Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    Cth the blood in a ucket, after processing, place all leftovers in a platic bag place into you garage can and cover it tightly untill ick up day..
  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I line an empty coffee can (or bowl, or whatever, just something to support the bags) with 2 layers of empty bread bags, grocery bags, whatever I've got that looks like there's n holes. That's my gut bucket. I tie the inner bag closed, then the outer bag, place both inside yet another plastic bag, and I freeze it, (I have an old plastic dishpan to set the bags in when I put it in the freezer, in case it leaks) until the night before garbage pick up, and that's when I put it in the can. That way I don't have guts rotting in the garbage, reeking and drawing flies, all week long. You could also tie the bags shut, and put the plastic lid on the coffee can, and freeze.

    Even if you have a tight lid on your garbage can, (we don't, they're supplied by the garbage service, those big plastic rolling containers) at some point you're gonna need to open it to throw other stuff away. In hot weather, it doesn't take long for it to become super stinky. Not that it smells very good to begin with.

    Blood can be caught in a bucket, and flushed down the toilet, or put in compost for the garden, along with feathers.

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