Nothing Goes to Waste

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by fowled-out, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. fowled-out

    fowled-out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I slaughter my chickens, practically I try to use every single bit of it to make good use of it. Here is a list of what I do with my chickens.

    1. Feathers-they are sent to my friends wife, she grinds them up, mixes them with cow manure and other goodies to make planting pots. She gives my wife a few to plant her herbs.
    2. Chicken blood-My favorite! STINK BAIT! I use the chicken blood with a special homemade concoction and make some real nice stink bait for catfishing. I give a few tubs to friends, they swear by this bait.
    3. Guts-Goes to the compost
    4. Chicken Feet-I use it for dimsum. I also boil it with the bones to make a richer broth.
    5. Bones-Use to make broth, after I make the broth, I grind up the bone to make bone meal and feed it to the dogs.
    6. Head and comb-goes to make broth too, comb is real good eating too!

    I don't like to call my birds dual-purpose, but "multi-purpose."
     
  2. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:now I see why. They can be like pigs are practically. What do you grind the bones with? May have to give that a try.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make black pudding of the blood.... over here anything we don't use the dogs can have them raw... guts, bones, head, feet....
     
  4. fowled-out

    fowled-out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you hear me now? :

    Quote:now I see why. They can be like pigs are practically. What do you grind the bones with? May have to give that a try.

    I grind it with a hand cranked grinder, after 4 hours of simmering the bones are real soft.​
     

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