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What do you do with the guts after you process?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by erinchelsea, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH and I have around 40 CX's we will be processing in a few weeks...our first time. I'm just trying to sort out all the little details. I'm wondering what you all do with the guts & feathers and stuff from processing them? I don't want our dog to get ahold of it or attract other predators either.
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    We put all our offal in our manure compost. A smaller farmer I know composts his with alfalfa and yard waste. We cannot bury ours as the water table is too close to the surface here, though I know some people bury there's deep in the ground. You probably will have too much to put out in your garbage as others do.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my 25 are 3 weeks old now, and getting big already. Amazing how fast they grow, and how much they poo.

    When its time, I intend to bury the heads and the inedible organs around trees and shrubs. When my dad was alive, he was an avid fisherman, often going 5 to 7 days a week, and he was constantly burying fish heads and guts, and it was great for the plants. Wonderful fertilizer. You need to bury them at least a foot deep so nothing digs them up -- THAT can be nasty after a few days.
     
  4. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muskegon
    We sell ours to a local dog trainer. They take the feet, necks and tails too. The heads we just bury in the horse manure pile.
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um, nobody is getting MY chicken's feet. They are the "in" thing right now among high end chefs and people like Martha Stewart for making soup stocks. High in flavor and gelatin. I'm definitely going to try it, despite the comments I know I'm going to get from the family.
     
  6. liebe

    liebe Out Of The Brooder

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    We eat every organ we can, and the feet are either cooked up(amazing flavour to the stew) or I sell to a select few who pay quite the pretty penny for them. Anything I can not eat goes to the pigs.
     
  7. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I froze the feet and give them to the dog as treats. I opened, cleaned and peeled the gizzards then put them on the stove in water with the necks, hearts and livers. Slow boil/simmer for 3 hours, drained off the water, put it in the food processor, packed into canning jars and stored in the freezer. I would prepare regular brown rice and feed equal portions of rice and the canned food to my dog. He loved it. All of the other "guts", as well as the heads, went into the trash, double bagged.

    PS- Opening and cleaning the gizzards was quite easy, and interesting too.
     
  8. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Quote:Um, nobody is getting MY chicken's feet. They are the "in" thing right now among high end chefs and people like Martha Stewart for making soup stocks. High in flavor and gelatin. I'm definitely going to try it, despite the comments I know I'm going to get from the family.

    That is a great idea [​IMG] I will ask around our restaurants too. If I understand right, you need to clean teh feet, as in taking a thin layer of skin off?
     
  9. BunsNChicks

    BunsNChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed it to your dog:) I would! OR post it on carnivore feed supplier yahoo group, people will go nuts over it!
     
  10. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually give the feet to my dog, but this time around, I cleaned some and used them for stock...pretty yummy.
    To clean the feet, dunk them in nearly boiling water. I think I did it for a minute- maybe less. the scaly layer of skin slides right off down to the toes - if you do it right.
     

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