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skin the chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by snugglepup, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read on some posts/websites that if you are going to skin your chicken instead of pluck, that you have to cool it first or it will shred. Is this true? So do you kill the chicken and then dunk it in ice water, then skin it? Or is it not really necessary, you can kill it and skin it still warm just fine?
     
  2. 3homeschoolmom

    3homeschoolmom New Egg

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    Last year my dh skinned the chickens. He did not dunk them and they did not shred. He just bled them, then skinned them.

    HTH:)
     
  3. turbo127

    turbo127 Out Of The Brooder

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    i too skin my chickens as i hate to pluck. i have had no problems with them shredding, and i skin them as soon as they have bled out too. also have done the same with turkeys and ducks with no problems.
    marc
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH does the deed and skins right away. No problems. I plunk them in cold water and when cool I start cutting them into pieces. Then into the fridge for complete cooling before freezing.
     

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