What do you do with the blood and feathers?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Charlene, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    Processing my first bird today. What do you all do with the blood and feathers? Can I compost the blood? Or should I just rinse it into the ground? My dad mentioned something about adding salt and letting it congeal to eat, but I think I'll pass on that.
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    The innards, feathers, and another "parts" are buried in a deep hole here.
  3. schmism

    schmism Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    Peoria IL
    Quote:same here

    punched a 4' deep hole with the post hole digger on the back of the tractor and dumped the stuff in.
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    If you have a compost the blood and feathers can go in there.
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I keep a old metal wash tub under my cone. I put about 1/2 inch of water in it ahead of time and just dump it in the woods after. I only do a few birds at a time...if you do more birds, use more water.

    The guts go in the garbage. (best to do it as close to garbage day as possible or else you get that 'dead body' smell going on!) We would need a real deep hole cause of the bears and such......I just can't see hand digging it.
  6. I bury the insides, but i am a crafter- I use the feathers!
    I have even asked people to send me theirs and I would pay postage. I love feathers!
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You probably don't want the baby feathers off a cornish x.

    We just put all in a bag, and toss out with the trash here, if it can't be dug under.

    As for the blood, you really should try it. Drain into a dish of maybe 1/3 cup lightly salted water, congeal, and cook like tofu. Tasty!
  8. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Osteen, FL
    I would think if you have any sort of property, just dump it all in the back. The buzzards, cats, coons and other chickens will make quick work of it.

    You must be kidding me about eating congealed blood, right? MAYBE, if I were dieing of hunger, I would try it, but other than that, the dogs and chickens eat it all off the ground.

  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    No kidding, chicken blood, pork blood and such can be even bought in some ethnic stores and it does taste good!
  10. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Osteen, FL
    People also say gizzards and liver taste good, but not to me!! LOL

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