Skin or gut first???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Farmer Gab, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Farmer Gab

    Farmer Gab In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    This morning I want to butcher out some meat birds. I know I want to skin them all without plucking, but I am not sure whether to gut them before or after the skinning. I have reviewed all of the recommended sites and I have butchered out four turkeys so I feel prepared in all other ways. Please let me know whether you would skin or gut first...

  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Gut first, then skin. You have to get the, um, 'innards' out before they get too hot and start to create gasses inside the bird.

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