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Killing, Plucking, Eviscerating, & Cutting Up Your Chicken - Graphic!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by frugal, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    I'd pay $ to come help you frugal !!! [​IMG]
     

  2. frugal

    frugal Songster

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    Quote:Thanks for the kind words.

    For some reason I didn't snap any pics of the whole setup. It's real easy to forget a pic or two when you're doing a How To pictorial. I did a pictorial on baking braided loaves of bread once and had to do it over 3 times to get all the appropriate pics because each braid was so unique. On this pictorial I forgot to take pictures of cleaning the gizzard so when I discovered this (the next day) I killed another bird to get the gizzard shots. Butchering your chickens is alot easier than making a How To pictorial of the process!

    When you enter my shed I had the killing cones and the scalding pot on the right wall. Continuing onto the back wall I had my plucker and chilling tank. Going down the left side I had tables to eviscerate and clean. The final cleaning took place on my patio and the packaging was done in my home.

    I had ice filled chilling tanks along every part of the process. I always keep my birds as cold as possible.

    I did about 150 birds that day and had a dozen friends helping. We were completely done by mid-afternoon.
     
  3. frugal

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    Quote:I'm wanting a new excavator...[​IMG]
     
  4. bantamman13

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    Awesome post by far one of the best I have ever seen on butchering. Would love to see one on deer processing. lol
     
  5. frugal

    frugal Songster

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    Quote:I did one a couple of weeks ago and missed so many pics I decided not to post it. I do have one on skinning a deer that is OK, not great but OK. I'm going hunting again this weekend and am planning on doing a How To on cutting up a whitetail next week. Do people post articles about anything other than birds here?
     
  6. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

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    Frugal,

    Thanks for the great Information.

    Looking at your 1st and 2nd pictures I wonder if you could tell me
    where you got that killing cone?

    I would have struggled with a true "cone" shape but I see
    the logic of your design.

    Did you buy it or create it yourself?

    Thanks
     
  7. Chickee's Mom

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    great post, just going to butcher some roosters this afternoon, wow.
     

  8. frugal

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    Quote:I bought my cones online at: Cornerstone Farms They're friendly, helpful and had almost everything I wanted in stock.

    I have friends that use old orange road cones for killing cones. They work great and you can usually find one cheap or for nothing.
     
  9. bantamman13

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    I would think you could post one about processing deer but that would probably be one for the moderaters. But I would love to know how I am tired of dealing with processer's.
     
  10. frugal

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    Quote:This really is just a bird site. I PM you a link when it's done.
     

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