Processed my first meatie!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Rte.66_chicks, May 9, 2011.

  1. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was 8 weeks old, and the dressed weight with the giblets was 7lb 3 oz. I thought that was pretty good, but really have nothing to compare to since it's my first. I'm planning on doing the remaining two at two week intervals, with the last maybe being frozen whole and served for Thanksgiving dinner instead of a huge turkey.
     
  2. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like you did a good job![​IMG]
     
  3. jaimepowell

    jaimepowell Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow great job! We had 3 and did our first one Sunday and I have two more to go--I was going to do the same thing and keep the last one to cook whole!
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    congrats!
     
  5. Mgui35

    Mgui35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to process 4 roosters in the next few weeks. I shouldn't imagine its much different than cleaning a duck. I intend to use the entrails as catfish bait as I hear it works real good.
     
  6. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The catfish bait is a good idea! I hadn't thought of that, so they have already been buried in the garden, but will freeze those from the next two. However, I am eating the heart, liver, and gizzard myself. DH doesn't like them, so I get them all to myself.
     

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