- Mar 17, 2013
So I butchered 3 welsummer cockerels yesterday, 10 weeks and getting too mean. Plucked them out, but they have a lot of blood feathers coming in yet. Which are dark and short and very hard to get out. How on earth do I get them out? I did the dip in hot water and all the feathers came out really easy, but some of them are so short that they are just under the skin. Yes I'm plucking by hand, so I don't know if that makes a difference. Is it necessary to get them out?