I did it!!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chicken411, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Chicken411

    Chicken411 Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Mountain West
    I canned chicken stock! This was my first time making chicken stock or using a high pressure canner. I found one on my local online classifieds for $45. I used frugal's recipe and I got 24 quart jars, would have been 25, but one cracked in the canner. That's almost one quart of stock per chicken. I use this stuff all the time, so I am so excited. This should last me a long time! Thanks to those who encouraged me. The canning wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be, now peeling the chicken feet, ugh! [​IMG]


  2. ben&momschicks

    ben&momschicks In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    [​IMG] Great job! Nothing beats homemade stock. You are reaping the rewards of raising your own chickens. I just raised my first batch of meat chickens this spring and, while the processing troubled me a bit, I am determined to not buy grocery store chicken again.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    you are inspiring me!!! [​IMG]
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    Congrats. Thats sooo cool.
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:Me too!

    Make soup out of the stock I make but have not been brave enough to can yet. [​IMG] for you!
  6. Thundrr-Chicken

    Thundrr-Chicken Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Dover, Ohio
    i dont know much about canning at all.... can you tell me what you're going to use it for???
  7. Chicken411

    Chicken411 Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Mountain West
    ben&mom-processing troubled me a great deal, but I am starting to get over it, especially now that I have everything cut up and parted out. It took longer to do that, but I just rarely cook a whole chicken and it looks more like what I am used to now, so less troubling. Besides it is so much easier to me to just grab a bag of thighs or breasts or drums, it's how I'm used to cooking. My MIL prefers to cook a whole chicken and then make broth each time. Here's a picture of my 26 cornish cross in my freezer, only four wholes. They sure do shrink when you part them up [​IMG]


    Katy-ME inspire YOU! [​IMG] You are the cooking queen! Thanks for the compliment [​IMG]

    Horse & Farm-Thanks!

    Thundrr-Any time there is a soup or a sauce or a gravy. It's also great for stir fry or sometimes I add it to mashed potatoes for a flavor boost [​IMG]

    Edited for typo
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010

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