Has anyone butchered a chicken this way?

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

  1. knight63

    knight63 New Egg

    Jan 19, 2014
    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

  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

    Jan 19, 2014
    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

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    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

    May 24, 2010
    Central TX
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014

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