Just butchered my first Capon

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shanyalv, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. shanyalv

    shanyalv In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2010
    I am so proud of myself for not passing out in the middle of it.

    My whole family took part in it. My kids have been really entertained about the whole thing and decided that they wanted to try out butchering before we really went full into doing meaties.

    Not too bad for a city girl that hates the sight of blood if I may say so myself !

  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Cool! So did you caponize yourself? How big was it and how many weeks to get there?
  3. shanyalv

    shanyalv In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2010
    I did not caponize it myself, a local lady here does it and had some in reserve for me to buy. I wanted to get something to try it on before I even thought about attempting to do it with any of my birds.

    It dressed out to about 4 lbs or so it seems and looks fantastic They are about 7 months now as well. I have some cornish crosses here that are going to be next at the end of December !
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    what breed(s)?

    that's really cool you have someone locally who offers that!

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