- Mar 19, 2009
Just a comment. It really has no relevance here but I thought many of you might find it interesting. When you bought chickens and other poultry in the early 50's and before, they came defeathered, period. They had their heads, feet, and innards. You drew (gutted) them when you got them home. I think the feet and heads were left so the customer could tell whether they were getting a fryer or a tough old rooster. There is a Saturday Evening Post cover done by Norman Rockwell with a chicken on the butcher's scale and an old woman has her finger pushing up on the scale and the butcher has his thumb pushing down on it. I am sure most of you have seen it. If you look you will find the chicken is as I described.