i can't figure out how to cut the neck bone

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by blue90292, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    i'm wondering if i just need a better knife? is there a way to get in there and slice the neck bone off? i understand how to take the feet off at the knees, but for some reason i can't figure where to put the knife in to cut the neck bone off.

    thanks!

    michele
     
  2. hwerner

    hwerner Out Of The Brooder

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    I normally get as close as I can with hatchet, then when I bring bird in to clean up and finish getting ready for freezer, I use a good sharp knife and carve it out.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a cleaver.
     
  4. greentree

    greentree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Michele,

    I use pruning shears!!! You push them as far down between the breast halves as you can and cut!

    P.S.--- what was the Crank's web address? (the people in Hempstead who do the processing) Our computer has died, and I am using MIL's!! Thanks!

    Nancy
     
  5. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use kitchen shears. And there is also poultry shears which would work.
     
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shears do work great
     
  8. Poler

    Poler Out Of The Brooder

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    it takes some practice, but the bone is almost 'U' shaped, you have to work your knife in there and its protected by a lot of cartilage, I used to have trouble doing it, now its simple.
     
  9. freeholdfarms

    freeholdfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I vote for the shears. Does a wonderful job.
     
  10. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    Roddy!!! :eek:

    i need some eggs!!! [​IMG]
     

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