Does anybody have pics of chicken innards?Can't figure out what thisis

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Smokin Silkies, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    I got the heart and the stomach/gizzards, lungs are out and the liver. There are 2 oval things that I think are the kidneys, but my husband disagrees. We are beginners and just butchered our first chicken....a mean rooster. These things are whitish and very soft and are a perfect oval shape? Are they the kidneys or what? Thanks
     
  2. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    My guess is testes. Are they close to the spine and kind of hard to get out? If so, definitely testes...
     
  3. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Testicles or possibly kidney.
     
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    They are the things responsible for making your bird a rooster, and making him mean. [​IMG] The kidneys are smaller, reddish-brown, and lie further down the backbone. I find them more difficult to remove from the pelvis.
     
  5. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    I didn't gut him. My husband says that they weren't attached to anything...that they just 'fell out'? They are decent sized for the small chicken. I cut one in half and it just looked like fat, very soft and mushy like. I think they were the testes. After I posted this I went out and looked again and then I thought it might be that....lol If thats what they were, they were pretty big for a 5 month old silkie bantam...lol
     
  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, those are testes. The kidneys, in chickens, don't look like mammal kidneys. The kidneys are the reddish-brown, liverish-looking tissue inside the lower back portion. There's also a small round dark reddish-brown organ, sort of a little ball. That's the spleen.
     
  7. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    Like this?

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  8. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    Yes Tim, thats what they looked like. I guess they turned a whitish color after the blood drained. I didn't get to them for 20 minutes or so after 'the kill'. So are they the testes?
     
  9. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Sorry, yes. Or, at least that is what I told when I posted the picture and asked what they were.
     
  10. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]I love when this topic comes up. Haha, don't feel bad, this question is asked on a fairly regular basis.[​IMG]
     

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