Canning Chicken?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by muddler6, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    I was talking to someone the other day and they were planning on butchering some old laying hens and said they were going to can them. I didn't think to ask them how they do this. I have canned venison before, but never any birds. Does anyone know how this is done? I don not have a pressure cooker, I know that is the recommended method for canning meats (although I have been canning venison for years and never had a problem doing it in the cold pack method, at least I think that is what it is called)
    Help!! How's it done, and does anyone add anything besides chicken and salt?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You have to have a pressure canner to can the chickens.

    The chickens are processed at about 4 weeks when 1 processed chicken will fit into a quart jar, filled with boiling water then processed in a properly regulated pressure canner.

    I know some can older chickens but this is the most common way I have seen done.

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