All done for the season!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ladyrua, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. ladyrua

    ladyrua Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 9, 2008
    This was my first year with meat chickens, so I did two batches of 22 Cornish X. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it for the delicious birds filling my freezer now!!

    I ended up doing ALL the killing and processing by myself, as DH claims he can't stand the smell of it. I got pretty good at it - life to freezer in 20 minutes a bird! Plucking is definitly my least favorite part, but not unbearable. I'm skeptical that those mechanical pluckers do as good a job? I think I'll make one of the small ones that fits on a handheld drill for next year.

    Anyway, 44 birds and I feel like a pro! And I'm doing the happy dance that i can take a break till next season!
  2. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Congrats on the accomplishment! I do mine myself too but seriously the only smell I notice is when you get a live one to put it in the cone. They do smell until plucked.

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