Lung Removal,----- "the Easy Way"------

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Rod W, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Rod W

    Rod W In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    Phelps, Wisconsin
    Lung removal cab be the most time consuming part of dressing a bird. I was shown by my dad at an early age, the EASY WAY! With the bird laying on it's back,(any bird, I have done mostly smaller ducks) after making our incisions large enough to easily get our hand into the cavity, remove ALL entrails with the first grasp, the heart with the second grasp, now take your right hand for the right side of the bird (the side on your right as it is layed out) insert 1, 2 or 3 fingers under the lungs to separate from the back/carcass and pull upwards, removing the lung IN ONE PIECE. Now insert the left hand, again, 1,2 or 3 fingers under the lung to separate from the back and lift!!! This MUST BE DONE WITH OPPOSITE HANDS, because of the contour of the rib cage!!! It is as easy as this, I have shown this trick to many folks including quite a few "OLD TIMERS" that have cleaned many more birds thAN I EVER WILL!!! I have made up a video where I show this whole process on two different DUCKS, but the explanation I have given here is more descriptive. CLICK ON C/P DEMO The tomato scraper looks like it would be the second choice if you can't master pulling the lungs by hand!! Thank You, ROD
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  2. hipeatall

    hipeatall Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    I was just checking out your website and the plucker you have designed looks awesome.
    It really is very very cool and best of all, it looks like something I might be able to put together [​IMG]!
    I'm wondering if I might be able to get our 4H group to pitch in and get one... hmmm
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    I went to walmart and got a melon scraper for 3.47 and it works great. You just scrap up the sides of the ribs and out it comes.

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