How to defeather a chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sarousi, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. sarousi

    sarousi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a dozen birds or so, and am using them primarily for eggs. Eventually, I do plan slaughtering them for meat. I know normally to remove feathers after the slaughter, they are scalded in hot water and then put in feather picker to remove the feathers. Here is my issue, due to religious dietary laws, I cannot scald these chickens. What are my alternatives? Can I skip the scalding step and put the chickens in feather picker drum, would that even work?
     
  2. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'd change religions, cull the birds, scald them, clean them, put them in the freezer, and then convert back.

    Are you for real?
     
  3. sarousi

    sarousi Out Of The Brooder

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    Bbqjoe. Your a terrible person, your comment is hurtful and borderline hate speech. A real man would apologize.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You could just skip the plucking and skin the birds instead of trying to pluck them.
     
  5. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but I've never heard of a religion that would not allow a person to scald the feathers off of a chicken.
     
  6. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But the skin is the best part![​IMG]
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    True, but it would solve the dilemma of how to get rid of the feathers.
     
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  9. sarousi

    sarousi Out Of The Brooder

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    I've done that, and it fine when just want parts, but I often enjoy roasting a chicken whole, and the skin really keeps the bird moist.
     
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