Question about de-feathering

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kengland, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. kengland

    kengland Out Of The Brooder

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    Since I plan on parting out each bird, do I need to worry about de-feathering? Seems like I can remove the skin like I would a goose to get to the breasts, thighs, etc.
     
  2. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put them in scolding hot water and than the feathers come off easily
     
  3. kengland

    kengland Out Of The Brooder

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    I know how to remove feathers. My question is wether I need to or not in order to get to the meat. If I'm parting the bird out I'm not sure I need to.
     
  4. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    kengland: You're right. Skinning chickens is just as hard/easy as any small game. I found that the feathers are good to hold onto when you skin. When you're done, the meat will be perfectly accessible.

    Here's what my guy looked like when I skinned him:

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  6. kengland

    kengland Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice! I plan on renting a plucker for about 10 birds and parting out another 20. I thought the feathers would come off with the skin (kind of like a jacket). Thanks for the confirmation!
     

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