Canning Chicken?

muddler6

Songster
12 Years
Sep 12, 2007
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Hello,
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?
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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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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