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Processing pics from Chickenstock today!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by perfectly_polish, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    We had our CT chickenstock today, and PC and Drumstick and some others processed a few birds there. I hate to admit it, but it was actually fun and we all had a fantastic time and great learning expirence. I know that I am now confident that when the time comes I will be able to process my own birds. Thank you PC for sharing this hard but delicious task to us [​IMG]


    Chicken hot tub [​IMG]


    I have a couple videos that are uploading now, I will post them soon!

    Edited to add 2 videos..

    Culling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG7L4Nb_ul8
    : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj-PxajXhG8&feature=related

    watch in High Quailty, it comes out much better!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  2. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    Does anyone remember if we dipped in order of the line up?

    I'm trying to figure out the feathering issues we had. The first ones were harder to pluck because they were smaller/younger, right? So, since I have buckeye straight run and only want one roo, I'm looking at culling similar to the two buckeyes in the pics right? PC, how old were those buckeyes? Would I be better off letting them get a bit older?

    Now, the larger ones at the end were nasty EEs about 3 years old?
  3. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:Yup, we did it in the order of the line up, because I remeber we did the EE's last because the water wasn't warm enough, but it was much easier to pluck them then younger ones.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    hey I could have used that wheaten/ blue wheaten ameraucana rooster [​IMG] well I could still use him [​IMG] thanks I need to study up I want to do meat birds later.

  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Can you MOVE THE BUD LIGHT? [​IMG]
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:I know wasn't he gorgeous! We were going to take him, but PC and moosehill said he was a nasty little guy, he sure tasted good though [​IMG]
  7. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    What'd you use to kill them?... It looks to me like a knife through the brain? or am I just insane?...we were thinking of the cone, and knife through the brain since it cuts everything off.
  8. Double-T-Family-Farm

    Double-T-Family-Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Midwest, Wisconsin
    the bud light is the only reason butchering chickens is fun [​IMG] lol
  9. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:PC had to have a couple of beers before doing the "deed" [​IMG]
  10. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    Quote:Nope, we used a hatchet. If you look closley on the first pic the hatchet is in the top of the pic. You just put 2 nails in a stump, put their head between them and chop, fast and painless. The knife through the brain does works but I think this method is easier and quicker, JMHO.

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