Do you pluck or shuck?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Orange Ribbon, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering how many of you skin your birds vs. plucking them. I've done it both ways. Shucking is a lot faster, but you lose out on that good crispy skin when you fry it. Skin has a lot of fat in it too which is good for chicken and dumplings. Anyway, I was just curious which way most of you do it.
     
  2. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pluck of course.............
     
  3. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pluck....unless its a rush bird that had to be culled.
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Meaties get plucked....so easy it's like wiping feathers off of them! [​IMG] Old dual purpose birds get shucked....harder to pluck and I don't think I'd like to eat their old, thin skin anyway. Meatie skin is useful in making good chicken stock and for keeping the birds moist when they are roasted.
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Pluck here too!
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i pluck some.. i skin some.. all depends on the bird and what I plan to make with it
     
  7. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Half Way, Missouri
    Pluck

    it is so fast with the automatic plucker!!

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  8. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Pluck most of the time, unless it's bantams - those I skin. Sometimes I'll skin an older bird if I don't feel like plucking, but usually, I pluck.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'll be an odd one out and say Skin. If I want a roast chicken or something I pluck, but most of the time it's for the dogs, so I do a nice quick skinning job. [​IMG]
     
  10. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barefootmom, I love that plucker you have. I made one out of a drill, but haven't tried it out yet. Yours looks great.
     

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