Saving and cleaning chicken heads and feet?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by polish15, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. polish15

    polish15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi....I had a customer ask me to save the heads and feet when we process our meat birds this week. I have never done this and was wondering if there is anything I need to do as far as cleaning them? Or do I just cut them off and save them? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. polish15

    polish15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I should add that she is using them to cook with.
     
  3. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I save mine but don't really clean them, but they are used for dogs so I don't know. Maybe just ask her what her preference is. Is she paying you for them?
     
  4. polish15

    polish15 Out Of The Brooder

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    She did offer to pay for them.
     
  5. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess that would be determined by how much work you want to put into then. If she's a good customer, why not clean them up a bit. They don't have to be scrubbed or anything.
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the heads but if you are going to eat the feet you need to peal off the top scale layer first. I dip them in hot water and then it comes off pretty easy. Then I give them a good scrub.
     

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