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The Deed is Done

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rypie13, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. rypie13

    rypie13 Out Of The Brooder

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    We now have 18 chickens resting in the fridge. We went ahead and skinned 15 and only plucked 3. They were filthy, and I am glad to be rid of the skin. They just flat out could not walk or move or anything. They were 8 weeks old today (or yesterday if we count shipping!)
    They were about 5-5.5 lbs average butchered weight, We had a 6.4 lbs. one, and one that was only 4.5 lbs.

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    I am relieved and it went a lot better than I thought! I didn't freak out, but I am grateful for the expierience (sp?)
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  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Those look great!!! How did you dispatch them?

    jackie
     
  3. rypie13

    rypie13 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hubby and neighbor did it! I waited patiently inside with the blinds pulled [​IMG]-- They broke the necks, then hung upside down, and cut off the heads to let them bleed out. The wish they would have used a killing cone, because of the amount of broken wings. But we were learning as we went!
     
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  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    those look really nice.
     
  5. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those look great!
     
  6. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of meat birds were they?
     
  7. rypie13

    rypie13 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are cornish x from belt hatcheries.
     
  8. candyd

    candyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look very nice!
     

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