Is there a video of this someplace

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by anthonyjames, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    I am picking up a chicken from a neighbor that insists on eating all the eggs. It has been beat up by a roo pretty badly as well. So insted of plucking it I would just prefer to skin it feathers and all. Is there a video or anything that shows how to do this pretty quickly?

    Thanks in advance
  2. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    Google is your friend.

    go to and put " skinning a chicken " in the search (without the quotes)
  3. Buster52

    Buster52 Songster

    Jan 28, 2009
    Geronimo Oklahoma
  4. petrelline

    petrelline Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Los Gatos, CA
    FWIW I just skinned a broiler cull with no knowledge of how to do it beforehand at all and it was easy. I cut off the wings, skinned the legs outward from the body and the body down from the legs. All I did was snip the skin next to the body with a pair of poultry shears, make a hole large enough to get my fingers inside, and then work the skin off with my hands. It took some tugging, especially around the back and the tail and the end of the legs but it went fast and there wasn't much technique to it.

    I think I'll do this with a couple old hens I have to cull soon, since it's a pain to set everything up just for two chickens and they're too old to roast anyhow.
  5. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    I figured it out as well before seeing the posts. After skinning this the bird I ended up just cutting off the legs, thighs and breast meat. Because this bird was in a cage for a few months it had so much fat I am glad I skinned it to see just how fatty it was.

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