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The kids and I processed our very first chicken!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jaimepowell, May 8, 2011.

  1. jaimepowell

    jaimepowell Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought 8 chicks this spring to raise for eggs....little did I know 3 of them were meaties--OOPS! I finally decided I was going to have to butcher the three instead of raise them like the others. It took some courage (I teared up a little) but the kids and I finally processed our very first chicken today! We used a milk jug to hold her in and my 6 year old son held her feet while my 4 year old twins held the jug and we slit her throat. They all helped me pluck feathers and we went through all the insides...they even took their gloves off to feel everything. What a great experience! Here are a couple pics.....[​IMG]

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  2. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you!! [​IMG]
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the kids looked like they had a blast. [​IMG]
     
  4. djwest8635

    djwest8635 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks tasty!! I can imagine that in the crock pot would be pretty good.
     
  5. jaimepowell

    jaimepowell Out Of The Brooder

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    Final product--not perfect--but it will do!

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  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May I ask -- how old was that bird. It looks very meaty. You said you got it this spring -- to me, that means within the last 8 weeks, roughly.

    Do they really grow that fast?
     
  7. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome! What a great experience for your kids. Love the picture, very cute kiddos you have! (the bird looks pretty good too [​IMG])
     
  8. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Feels good to do it all yourself doesnt it![​IMG]
     
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that you got the kids involved and they seemed like they loved it! GREAT JOB MOM!
     
  10. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give yourself and the kids a BIG pat on the back!!! [​IMG] Now go eat some chicken. [​IMG]
     
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