Sunday Dinner Is Fresh Fried Chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dangerouschicken, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    IF YOU ARE A VEGETARIAN, SKIP THIS THREAD AND PLEASE DON'T POKE AROUND THE MEAT FORUM LOOKING FOR SLAUGHTERING THREADS! I AM WARNING YOU AHEAD OF TIME, OKAY?




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    Here he is, ready to butcher!

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    My husband posed him [​IMG]

    I really am loving raising our own food. This guy was a Leghorn, who liked to sleep in the sun with his brother, eat grass, and try mounting all the pullets before being run off by the Jean-Robert, the alpha Cuckoo Marans cockerel. He had a really good life, not caged up in a factory, and he's healthy meat my family and I will be nourished with. We thank God for this life as we move towards being more self-sufficient every day.

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  2. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope you enjoyed every morsel!

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    ~Phyllis
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You've certainly lived up to your name, haven't you?!?! [​IMG] Just kidding! I had to say it! I envy you with having the ability to do that. Now that I am hatching my own chicks, I know I will end up with unwanted roos. I told my DH that is was complete nonsense on my part to give these roos away then turn around and go to the grocery store and pay for one to eat. Chicken is the only meat we eat around here and it would be so much healthier coming from our own backyard. Way to go, dangerouschicken! [​IMG] I hope and pray for the strength to be like you!
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    We haven't had him yet (it's only 2pm here in Oregon). I have to go get some buttermilk first [​IMG] Thanks for the thumbs up!

    Edited to add: Gumpsgirl... I guess I do live up to my name [​IMG] I hadn't thought of that until you mentioned it.

    It can be hard to "do the deed" but you keep telling yourself, this chicken had a good life, and he is serving his purpose, fulfilling his destiny. It doesn't always feel nice to go through the whole process, but now we have been doing this for awhile, today it was kinda nice. I was thinking, "He's gonna be a good dinner" and that made it all worthwhile. I'm greedy that way, I guess. LOL.
     
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  5. paul65

    paul65 Out Of The Brooder

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    Poor guy looks like he was on a diet lol.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old was he? Might want to let him age and have him for monday dinner instead. Else he might be a rubbery chicken!
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:He just looks like a fresh home grown chicken, minus all the unhealthy steroids.
     
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  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    He's a 2-3 pound fryer. No steroids or hormones. Leghorns are small on the whole, anyway. He was slaughtered this morning and the meat is resting until this evening. He was 3 & 1/2 months old. If he can crow, he can be dinner. That's the rules. [​IMG]


    Edited to add: Look at his crop, at the top of his body. It was BULGING with food. He was having a nice morning up until then, haha.
     
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  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Too thin!!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What a wonderful fresh chicken!! People are so accustomed to those big honkin' grocery store birds that a homegrown bird looks poorly to them. I think he looks great and will be a delicious fryer. Take photos of the cooking and the eating!

    Most hatcheries that sell fryers are selling cockerals of mixed breed to be processed early and are not a meat bird. They do dress out thin but the meat is awesome!
     

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