We did it!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Bammony, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Today my son and I killed and cleaned two rooster all by ourselves. He killed, I cleaned. This is something I've been wanting to do for along time so I wouldn't need to keep bugging my husband about putting birds in the freezer for me. It went smoothly enough. My son did a great job killing the birds on his own. I called a friend that has done this before to help me through it. So, with my friend on the phone, kids and dogs watching and knife in hand I started the first bird. I gutted the first bird so we could eat it whole. The guts smelled so bad. I almost puked a couple times. I didn't gut the second one. I just cut the meat off of that one. To make a long story short....I'm very proud of myself for doing this. I'm also proud of my son for being willing to jump in and help mom. WOO HOO!!!!! We did it!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Congrats! I'm really proud of you. We want to do that but haven't had any chickens to put in the stew pot yet. I honestly don't know how I'll do when it comes time for the deed.
     
  3. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good for you and your boy!!! How old is he? My 8 year old son is a great help with butchering.
     
  4. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Mine son is 7. He did great! Very brave boy![​IMG]
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good job!
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Congrats! I was going to call you back and ask how it went but I can't seem to find my phone. I am glad you made it through it. I wondered when I was on the phone with you. I heard my text message chime on my phone but can't find it. Would you mind calling it so that I can locate it?

    Congratulations again. I always knew you could do it!
     
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  7. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job [​IMG] [​IMG] take pics next time.
     
  8. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Thanks for your help with the birds Jared. I seriously couldn't have done it without your help. You're a good friend for putting up with my freaky calls. I'll be sure to call you when I need help with A.I.ing my birds! ROFL!
     
  9. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! It's a well deserved feeling of accomplishment;)

    Any idea why the guts smelled so bad?
    The one time I processd a bird, they didn't smell much... Is it about wha they eat, if you cut the wrong thing, age of the bird, breed?? Any ideas?
     
  10. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Hubby said it smelled bad cause I must have cut into some guts. All I know is it was sick. I've haven't been feeling well since I cleaned the birds and any funky smell is making my stomach turn! ew! My roos are free ranging birds so who knows what they'd been eating.
     

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