Quail Processing **GRAPHIC PICS**

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by becky3086, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    So I promised myself I would process a few quail today and it turned out dreary and rainy looking out so I only did 5 of the males. I took pics for you all but it isn't a whole lot different that doing chickens except no scalding, I dry pluck.

    Here is the soda bottle cone
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    The only knife I use for quail.
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    I don't like to wonder if I cut the throat good enough so I take the head completely off with the first cut.

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    Quail in the bucket
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    After plucking, of course, if you are going to take pictures, the skin is going to tear .
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    Inside for the cleaning
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    Just a little cut big enough to get the tip of a finger in, then I just tear it. Clean out the cavity and I usually cut the tail right off.
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    Save heart, gizzard and liver for giblet gravy
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    The end
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  2. Starscream4Ever

    Starscream4Ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, graphic pics? *clicks*

    Good job on showing the proccess.
     
  3. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed! lol
     
  4. Starscream4Ever

    Starscream4Ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^ :lol
     
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  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Aren't we supposed to put "graphic pics" on all the pictures of butchering? I thought we were. Anyway, they aren't real graphic to me either but I thought I was supposed to.
     
  6. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YUM.... that is another project of min in the future! They look great!
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Considering your past projects, quail should be an easy one. [​IMG]
     
  8. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL... I'm excited to try them out!

    After butchering all of those turkeys I'm not going to know what to do with that tiny thing....
     
  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Yeah, I bet. They are small and easy to do but you have to do a lot of them to get a meal. If it is nicer out tomorrow, I will do some more. I just didn't want to get rained on today.
     
  10. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes i find things like that interesting but i COULD NOT watch it since i raised the animal i dont think i could cut its head off and "gut" him [​IMG]


    EDIT: haha did ANYONE notice the cat below the picture of the quail? waiting for treats
     
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