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hanging the poultry?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sandraconvery, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. sandraconvery

    sandraconvery In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    hi just physcing myself up for the kill only cause i too many cockerals my father used to hang upside down to chill them first obviously so no fluttering not sure what he did then , anhow my question IS do you hang the poultry for a day or wat? Ive killed n' gutted fish ok but never something ivve reared myself. but cant wait to taste the fresh freerange wit no pestecites ect in it.sandra Ireland [​IMG]

  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing

    Oct 16, 2008
    You can hang your chicken (bird) by the feet.. then you dispatch them in the way you choose.. make sure to cut the artery in it's neck as soon as you kill the bird (if you kill it in a manner that does not involve slitting the throat or chopping the head off) let it hang until it stops bleeding.. usually less than 5 minutes..

    now it is ready to dunk into hot water and pluckthe feathers off..

    this being done, remove the entrails and cool the bird ..

    from this point on, it is meat..



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