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Removing oil gland from already processed chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Jschaaff, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Songster

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    Mornin!
    I processed 2 meaties Friday, and 4 meaties yesterday. Another poster mentioned the oil glands and I realized we had not removed them on ANY of the birds. Is it too late to remove them...will the taste of the meat already be ruined? [​IMG]

    Thank you!
    -Jessa
     

  2. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Songster

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    Where is the oil glad located? I haven't done the processing thing yet so I don't know.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    You can but I never did-tasted great to me -I did 25 last Fall

    Oil gland is at the tip of tail-looks like a tiny bump-wartish looking
     
  4. Jschaaff

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    Quote:So it is not 100% necessary, and is more a matter of choice then?

    Hmmm...what to do!?!?
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:So it is not 100% necessary, and is more a matter of choice then?

    Hmmm...what to do!?!?

    yup up to you! Folks were helping me process and some removed them some didnt but I left mine on to save an extra step--Now On a turkey I removed them -had to help process 30+ this Fall and I was NOT pulling out those feathers that the wizzbang didn't take out had to use pliers to remove some and I wasnt wasting 20 minutes per bird!
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Removing the oil gland is not a must, it realy doesn't effect the taste although I do remove it before cooking mainly for appearance. You didn't mees up so don't worry all is Ok.
     
  7. Jschaaff

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    Thanks everyone! I did remove it from the chicken we are having tonight. It was easy-peasy [​IMG] . It almost seemed that it cut away easier and nicer from being firm and cold, so I think I'll do the rest before freezing them.

    Thank you!
    -Jessa
     

  8. NewsomeFarm

    NewsomeFarm In the Brooder

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    I haven't tried this yet but thought it was a good info video.



    Look up "Polyface" on Youtube for other videos as well. Good info!
     
  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    I just cut off the whole "pope's nose" thing on every bird I process. Takes a few seconds.
     
  10. bigredfeather

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    Taking this off is the head and feet taker-offers job in our processing line.
     

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