Processing question/feet

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bowhunter40, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. bowhunter40

    bowhunter40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks,

    at what point during the processing of the carcass do you find it's best to remove the feet? They are nice to hold onto the carcass but..
    I'm thinking about what they've been walking through alll day before we butcher. Thanks!
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we leave em on until we eviscerate and take off the head/neck (after all the feathers are off). they are really nice to hold on to if hand plucking.

    as far as them getting in the scalding water.. i don't actually dunk the feet all the way in unless i'm peeling off the "socks" to use for stock (which rarely happens since they make such great dog treats).

    Edited to add that what I meant above (but apparently wasn't understood) was that we take them off before we eviscerate (hence the "until we...") and after we scald.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  3. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After plucking (when they do make good handles for plucking and dunking) but before evisceration (when they just get in the way).
     
  4. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am in agreement with Buster. After scalding, but before evisceration.
     
  5. bowhunter40

    bowhunter40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I am in agreement with Buster. After scalding, but before evisceration.

    Thanks everyone. [​IMG]
     

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