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off to freezer camp

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FrenchHen, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Husband is sending the meaties to freezer camp. Instead of happy hatching vibes, could you send positive processing thoughts?

    It's our very first batch and I'm too...um...chicken...to be out there.
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    After the first it's all just work. With the right person it can be fun.
     
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I processed my first chicken over the weekend all by myself. I sent my DH and DS off to the lake because I didn't want anyone around if I fouled up. My MIL called and said "I can't believe he went off and left you to do it alone". I had to explain to her that I sent him away, lol.

    It was easier than I thought it was gonna be. There were a few things I need to do better next time but I think I got a grasp anyhow.

    Sending good processing vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    He's not out there alone...we've got a friend who's always wanted to see/learn how it's done.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Go chop off a head. You'll love the power. [​IMG]
     
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    PC, has anyone told you that you're not quite right?

    I mean that in the most loving way possible.
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Are you kidding me? It's more like who hasn't told me. [​IMG]

    Now go gut a chicken. Don't wear any gloves either. It's a primal thing.
     
  8. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    THey're doing a great job, thank you. I'm going to take out a gut bucket for the bits to make stock with. I may watch the second thing.

    You can have all the primal joy, you silkie eater you.
     
  9. Don't worry, when I processed the meaties last year I was unable to kill the birds.

    I did animal rescue for years with my duaghter, she even had the agriculture dept. visiting her on a bi annual basis.

    It was quite a time in her and my life. We saw alot of horrid and unhumane things.

    Since then, I have found a respect for animal life that probably goes beyond most.

    I still hate goats though, can't seem to get over that. [​IMG]

    So, it is very difficult and I really have to have a good incentive to kill an animal.

    After the deed was done, I was OK with the rest of it. It was sorta primal to pull guts and feathers. Just could not take the heads.
     
  10. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    what do you store them in when you've processed them?
    I was thinking vacuum bagged...
     

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