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Chicken parts

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by spamanon, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. spamanon

    spamanon In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2008
    What is the dark reddish-purple stuff along the backbone of a chicken. It is below the lungs, between the lungs and the tail. Is it necessary to remove this stuff while butchering? My fingers can barely get at it. Any advice?
  2. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    Sounds like your talking about the kidneys but a picture would help. Do you need to remove it? I always tell the kids remove anything you dont want to eat.
    Practically, you often find the kidneys still in store bought chicken and you clean it better just before you cook it.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The kidneys and other tissue is lodged in that area of the back. When we process I use the hose and pressure wash the gunk out.

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