8 weeks today.....COOKING pics added!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    well my males are finally 8 weeks old today, just regular ol cotty's, not jumbo's or anything. Gonna try my hand at dispatching and processing them.

    Here goes nothing XD





    For those of you that were wonder, we ate 3 of them last night, here's some photo's

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And the Final product.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  2. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    255
    1
    99
    Aug 19, 2011
    Oxford
    Good luck!! Hope you get some good tasting meat from them [​IMG]
     
  3. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    319
    2
    91
    Jun 17, 2011
    it's easy. youll be pleased with the results. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    i've done 2 of the 6 so far, its surprisingly quick and easy....hardest part is the warmth...ewwww.

    the first bird i kinda felt bad for b/c i didn't make the cut the whole way thru the first time sooo....sorry about that birdie [​IMG]
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    they are all done sitting in ice water in the fridge for an hour to pull out any leftover blood. I went the split back trick, but i'd like to know if anyone has seen a good video of taking out everything by the vent area so i can keep it whole.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,637
    53
    231
    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    They will soon look like this!!![​IMG]
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    32,229
    5,546
    601
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Mibotsu, here is a link to a sticky in the meaties section on the killing and butchering of chickens. It should be pretty much the same thing for quail. This person goes thru the entire thing in detail with what I think you are looking for. The pics are graphic, but I guess you now have seen it all!! (And when you are done learning, please show up at my place and show me how to do it! Yes, I have never butchered any of my quail and I am over run with them, so please hurry!!) [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=109583
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    do you just cut the vent out with a knife and dig everything out?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:yea i read thru that before, i'm sure its the same, just on a smaller scale.

    you should really give butchering a try, its not that hard once you cut the head, they shake around a bit. but after you get the first one done, its all the same.
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,637
    53
    231
    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:Pretty much!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by