Good bird bad tummy

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by supernix, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. supernix

    supernix Hatching

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    Ok well I killed my first chicken and cleaned it and cooked it.
    It was a gross experience but I made it through. Definately not for the faint of heart.

    While I did a great job at skinning it feathers and all, but me and the wife just could not hardly stand to eat it after thinking about the fact it was a living clucking chicken four hours prior. [​IMG]
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Maybe next time stick it in the freezer for awhile and let the memory fade. We are getting meat birds in a couple of weeks and I plan on not eating them for a little while so I can mentally "let them go" I'm a softy though. I really like the idea of hormone free, healthy chicken on my dinner table. I'm sure I will get past it once I smell it cooking... lol..cant wait. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    What kind of chicken was it and did you let the meat age? Might be tough if it was old.
     
  4. supernix

    supernix Hatching

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    Honestly I have no idea what breed it was at all. I got it from my uncle in law Kenny. He said I could have whatever I caught so I got her and braught her home. She was not very old and was certainly on a nest when I caught her.
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * That's actually not a bad idea!! --an "eating chicken" exchange. . . I had the same problem when I had rabbits. Kinda hard to serve up one I knew well. Unless it was a pest, anyway.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Ah, let us know how the eating comes out. If she was on a nest, she was probably at least 5 months old. My guess is it would be pretty tough, yet flavorful if slow cooked.
     
  7. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

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    I am a softy too. I plan on getting some meat birds, but I am going to take them to place to be processed.

    I have been mentally preparing myself already. I keep telling myself that my birds will have fresh air, sunlight, and experience being a chicken.

    I am finding it harder and harder to eat store bought chicken when I see my own flock running in the back yard and i know the store bought chicken never saw the light of day, had half of it's beak removed, was in a crowed cage it's whole life. That just makes me sad.

    Good luck on eating your bird.
     
  8. CuddlesXL

    CuddlesXL In the Brooder

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    Put it on a rotissory and "set it and forget it." lol
    Just kidding.My kids are the same way,Wife too.
    They won't eat anything we raise.
    I'm just the opposite.i was raised on a farm and grew up with the understanding that livestock is for food.But I agree it dosen't make it any easier. [​IMG]
     
  9. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Songster

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    I've found on "butcher day" that we prefer to eat a vegetarian dinner;)
     
  10. Fearlessphil

    Fearlessphil In the Brooder

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    It was a little difficult on the first bird I did a couple weeks ago. However, I got over that a couple days later and was able to eat it. I processed four more of my meat birds today. By the second one, it felt more like a job and the thought of killing the animal did not bother me. Maybe I am a sicko but while cutting them up, all I could think about was how I was going to cook them. [​IMG]
     

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