Ultra quick processing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Clay Valley Farmer, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    Just wondered if this would work on small chickens.

    When cleaning grouse, the wild hunted type we sometimes just clean them quick by removing the head, then stepping on the wings with bird laying on its back and pull on the feet until the breast and back with legs attached seperates. Once that is done all that is needed is to cut off the wings, feet, tail and clean the inside of the back a little. Skinned double breast is in one piece and the back with legs attached is in the other mabe the odd feather to pluck off the back. Very slick and takes just seconds.

    Just wondering if this could be used on small chickens to prep them quickly for the soup pot. I would think it would work on pheasants and quail too, but never tried on anything but grouse.
  2. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    I've seen some Youtube vids where they do it on pheasant. Honestly the first time I saw it I thought it was some kind of joke vs an actual technique. I haven't tried it myself, but I would be interested.
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    I watched those youtube videos too. Was really intresting!!
  4. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    It does work slick, likely done a hundred grouse like that over the years. Often just bring a plastic bag along hunting and clean them right away and stuff the breast and back in a jacket pocket or day pack.

    I'd keep the breasts for roasting and freeze bunches of legs and backs for stew.

    If I had any chickens to cull it try it on a chicken but just don't have one that needs to go. Actually been watching for any free/cheap ones local and have not seen anything lately. Darn it, I resisted buying some eaters the last couple months at auctions.

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