First processing experience

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bigcountry1009, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. bigcountry1009

    bigcountry1009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had my first processing today. 5 extra roosters that were destroying my garden. They were 20 week old black Australorps.

    I started by making a restraining cone from a piece of stove pipe. Won't do that again. It will hold an ostrich but it was a pain to cut and form. I'll make the next ones out of A/C duct.

    It went ok for my first time. After I got over the first one, it was similar to cleaning fish or deer. Just something that's necessary.

    I do want to build a plucker and a scalder. That part was aweful for one man to do. My bear paws wouldn't quite fit in the cavity like I would have liked either. Had some trouble getting it all clean. But they are all cut up and in the freezer now.
     

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