Can someone explain to me about bleeding butchered birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Guitartists, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I tried Google and searching here......

    Why is this done? What does it accomplish?
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I guess chickens are just like any other animal. You have to bleed them cause you don't want to eat the blood with the meat.

    Just like pigs and cattle, you have to bleed them also. I suppose if you left the blood in the animal it would probably spoil the meat or something.
     
  3. Bebop

    Bebop Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think it's so that it's easier to store/package/freeze.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I had never heard of it before.... I butchered some extra roos not long ago... but didn't bother doing anything other than throwing them in the pot. They cooked up nicely and looked just like any other chicken I've cooked... there didn't appear to be any excess blood or anything. That's why I ask.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Well, if you butchered them they probably bled anyway. It only take a few seconds and the blood is out.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    The way most people kill their chickens, a considerable degree of bleeding out is going to occur anyhow, as a byproduct of the beheading or throat-cutting or whatnot.

    So I think it is less of a separate issue than it would be with a cow or deer or whatever, that's normally killed in an, um, less bloody sort of way, if I may put it that way.

    The meat is better with the blood bled out of it - better eating and keeps better, as I understand it.


    Pat
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
     
  8. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Thanks for that link [​IMG] I like folks who take the time to take pics of what they are doing.... I have a hard time sometimes without visuals [​IMG]
     
  10. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Nice site- what are you using for a scalder in those pics? Is that some type of temperature control, or just the thermometer I see? I'm looking to upgrade my method.
     

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