Has anyone butchered a chicken this way?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by knight63, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. knight63

    knight63 New Egg

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    I have only seen this method used with grouse and pheasants. I did try it on an older isa brown, but it didn't work out. Do you think it would work on a younger chicken or are most chickens just too big? Thanks

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  2. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow. I used to bird hunt with my dad and never saw anything like that. I'll give my next cockerel a try and report back to you to see if a younger bird does any better. I'd suspect with an older bird, they've got too much strong connective tissue to do it easily.
     
  3. knight63

    knight63 New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply. Hopefully in a few months I'll be able to try it on some younger chickens.
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Okay I cant say that I've seen that approach before
     
  5. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting and I think I will have to try that when we have some cockerels growing out.
     
  6. TK421

    TK421 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've processed doves, rabbits, and squirrels that way. I'm not sure it would work with chickens, though. The drumsticks and thighs are so big compared to game birds.
     
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