Tail Question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Baymule, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why is the tail not cut off? Why pluck it, cut out the oil gland and save it? I don't know anybody that ever ate the tail. Do ya'll save the tail or cut it off? I just processed 8 roos, and I cut the tail off.
     
  2. srm220

    srm220 Out Of The Brooder

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    ┬┤cuz, fried crispy, it is the best part of a chicken!!!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I always cut it off when I process my Cornish X. Seems like the tail is just one more place to be a fat reserve - something the Cornish already has in abundance.
     

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