Icky Question :)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Lil Chickie Mama, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I processed 3 roos this weekend and it was quite the anatomy lesson! I knew what most things were and was prepared for it, but there were 2 jellybean shaped and sized white things inside each. What was this? I thought it was testes ( [​IMG] at the size compared to bird size) but then thinking about it this morning I was thinking it was kidneys since it was attached to the back of the bird (I think). What was it? Testicles, kidneys, something else?
     
  2. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, okay after a better google search (images) I'm pretty sure they're testicles [​IMG] [​IMG] If I had known I would have cooked them into some type of "Fear Factor" food and made someone eat them. I'm evil!
     
  3. 3KillerBs

    3KillerBs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they come attached to the grocery-store birds I just add them to all the rest of the stuff that goes into the stock pot.

    It all gets strained out after its been simmered for 6-8 hours (or overnight in the crockpot), so I don't worry about it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Yep, the white bean-shaped things are their testicles. They're up along the backbone, right in front of their kidneys, which are the reddish-brown smaller bean-shaped things behind them. I wouldn't eat them, but I toss them to the other live chickens circling the cutting table.
     

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