It's D Day

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by myhubbycallsmechickeemama, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well....today we send our meaties to freezer camp, I'm a little apprehensive and feel almost a little sad. Sure hope I can do this!![​IMG] Wish me luck, this is my first time. Of course the wind is blowing and it's chilly today. Allergies should be in top form. [​IMG]
     
  2. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck and hope the allergies stay under control.
     
  3. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck - please post how it went when you are done. DH and I are growing our first batch of 12 meaties and we are seriously thinking of starting a batch of Cornish X to fill the freezer. DH will do the deed but I will be there right along side defeathering and helping with the process. I am wondering how I will feel when that time comes as well - good luck!! You can do it!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sending positive thoughts your way. Let us know how it goes! [​IMG]

    -Jessa
     
  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!! Hope everything is going well!!!
     
  6. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 done and 12 to go. We had to stop and eat lunch. [​IMG] I'm sure we'll end up finishing them tomorrow. Our first one, I cried my eyes out but I'm getting much better now. We over scalded the 1st one so ended up skinning it. I think there is a learning curve to the whole scald and plucker thing but we are getting better. [​IMG] I'm really surprised that there is no smell. Is that normal because I have a very sensitive sniffer and was afraid it was going to make me sick but honestly, no yucky smell at all!! [​IMG]

    Jessa....wish you were here to help!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yay!![​IMG] So proud of you. I am sorry that it made you cry [​IMG] and truly hope you are really feeling much much better as you do more birds. I too was really surprised at the lack of smell. I remembered that horrible feather smell from scalding the chickens growing up, but when we did it this past weekend, nothing! Was a pleasant surprise!

    Nice job chickeemama!!! [​IMG]

    -Jessa
     
  8. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weighed a couple of my meaties and one dressed at 6.8lbs and the other dressed at 7.3lbs. I'm a happy chickeemama!!!! I'll weigh all of them when I get ready to vacu-seal them so I know exactly how much meat I got opposed to how much feed I used. Our girl meaties got a reprieve today. We have a couple of girls that are every bit as big as the boys. [​IMG]
     
  9. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job!! That is such an inspiration to me that it can be done (even by us newbies!!)
     
  10. homestead tim

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    I have 1 week from today for my meaties. I really cant wait. [​IMG] Freezer camp, here we come!!!
     
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