Swing a chicken around by its feet....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chicabee19, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was talking with my friend who lived in France for more than 20 years.

    She said they would swing a chicken around by its legs just before whacking off the head. Apparently this made them unable to run around w/o a head afterward.
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't buy it, the jumping around after decapitation is nerve related.
    A word of advice, if you are planning on processing your own birds do not let them flop around it can cause bruising and broken bones.
    Grab both feet and wings with one hand and chop the head off with another and do not let go after the deed is done, the movement subsides quickly
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    holding them upside down, or swinging them gently that way, does seem to kind of tranquilize them... I've been doing it with the meat birds before putting them on the stump for the axe. Does not stop the reflexive struggling movements after the axe falls though.

    Pat
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL ... the way she demonstrated was definitely no gentle swinging, but rapidly around at arm's length four or five times. She said this is the way it was done in Provence where she lived at the time.

    Oh... and she felt she had to tell me: "Now just remember dear, you can't make blood sauce if you use this method".

    Like I'm gonna even think about eating chicken-blood sauce!
     
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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:And you can hypnotize them before hand by laying them down and circling your finger in front of their face for a while.
     
  6. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure it will be quite a long time before I ever process a bird! [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hey, don't knock chicken blood till you try it! It's kind of like a flavored tofu the way I've had it prepared. Why waste it if you are eating the meat.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I would have to have someone else prepare it first before I gave it a try. [​IMG] I would much rather have flavored Tofu because personally non flavored tofu s**ks!!!!
     
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