Chicken & Turtle Soup

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Barnyard Dawg, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    We cull our chickens out periodically, yesterday we culled a small white leghorn that was still laying eggs, and my wife made a soup, after butchering the chicken she butchered a turtle, for those that have a hard time with chickens I sure wouldnÂ’t recommend trying this. The soup contained pork bones, a whole chicken and a three and a half-pound turtle with shell added, along with some other ingredients she added. The turtles are very tasty this time of the year since it is cold; it is dark meat.
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    They dont sell turtle around us but it does sound pretty good. I think I will stick with regular chicken soup lol
  3. jacque

    jacque In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2007
    Duncan, B.C. Canada
    Sounds nummy, but I think I'll leave out the turtle tooooo, I just can't bring myself to try new foods.....[​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Mmmm turtle soup. I have a 8 inch shell left over from one, and a oh... 14 inch or so shell from the one from my grandparents 50th anniversary party.
  5. Turtles are very common here, they are the painted turtles. Are they the ones you use? I have no clue how to get started on that but it sounds interesting.
  6. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Painted turtles would work just fine since they are plentiful and I believe are considered a game species, which would require a fishing license in some or most states to harvest them? We get ours from an Asian market I don't know if they are wild, imported or farm raised. They are between 3-4 pounds the roosters are the best eating, my wife can tell by the shell shape and the female have eggs so not as much meat. She will cook them like she would a lobster first by placing them whole in boiling water so they urinate and defecate so they are clean internally before the butchering takes place.
  7. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Turtles are ok but, THE SHELL WAS ADDED? I've never heard of this. I could do the soup without the shell..!
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Just boil the whole turtle in with all the soup. Fish out the shell before eating :p
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Ever hate yourself for looking at something really nasty and gross or taking a big inhale when something smells horrible??!! That is how I feel about this thread, man I knew I shouldn't have looked!!!!! I have picked tutles up out the road for years and yers. I've had them as pets. Poeple give me glass, resin, ceramic..turtles for I will think all day about them floating in a a soup pot, man I wish I hadn't looked, lol!!!! Darlene
  10. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i had no idea you could buy turtles in the store to eat. there is an asian market a few towns over. mabye i'll take a look see.

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