drying Chicken Feet

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by JAK Rabbitry, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. JAK Rabbitry

    JAK Rabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm attempting this for the first time...
    I read a really old thread on here in regards and someone had said they just use salt for 3 days to dry them out.
    I have mine in a coffee can completely submerged in salt, for the last 4-5 days.

    My question is, how long do they have to be in there before I can consider them perfectly dry? for crafting, etc.

    PS - chicken died of natural causes!
  2. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    I don't have a clue but....... why would you want them? No offense....
  3. JAK Rabbitry

    JAK Rabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because I hate to waste anything. And some people use them for crafts or just a conversation piece.
  4. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    Oh. I see.
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    or VooDoo.... [​IMG]

    ETA: I know you can dry meats in just salt so that would work but I dont know how long it'll take. Maybe a food dehydrator?(i have seen them at Goodwill for cheap)
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:Or maybe silica? The stuff they use to dry flowers? I wonder what I would use them for if I had any dried chicken feet..........
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Back scratchers [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

  9. Hi! That's a strange sight! Kind of cool, but straaange.
    I think my brother would appreciate that.
  10. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    SE PA / NJ
    A dehydrator will work well. Or use salt and borax. The salt will draw out the moisture and the borax will help keep bugs away. Depending on on you climate it can take a day to a week. You can also soak them in denatured alcohol for a few days to a week, then let dry. You can get it from walmart, with the paint supplies.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011

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