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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by berkeleysprings, May 19, 2010.

  1. i have many to butcher and i was thinking of skinning them rather then pulling feathers , iv never dub chickens but i have dressed and butchered over 75 deer in my career so i think i can clean 10 roosters i hope i hope !
    buti was wondering have u all skined the birds insted if plucking ?
    thanks for your thoughts

  2. illegal avian

    illegal avian Cooped up

    Apr 21, 2010
    Third World, Texas
    Never seen a "skinned" chicken... probably for a reason.
    Seen skinned breasts and skinned thigh meat at the grocery store. Skinned wings would fall apart.
    When we go dove hunting we just rip the breast out... but they are perfect size for a jalapeno and a bacon wrap.
    If you do try and skin them I would get three sheets to the wind first so you have a valid excuse if it doesn't pan out.
  3. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    I just skinned my first bird. (Had to -- long story short, it had some antiseptic on the skin). Anyway, I took the breast, thighs and legs. Didn't bother with the wings or back. If you skin, you'll probably be doing what I did.
  4. thanks for the help , i just might grab the back fin meat(breast ) and toss the rest
  5. ourflockof4

    ourflockof4 Chirping

    Apr 9, 2010
    Northern Ohio
    It is ok to skin them, but a lot of people perfer leaving the skin on for multiple reasons. I processed two the other night that I skinned. The main reason being that it wasn't worth the hassle of scaulding for only 2 birds. Me and all of my hunting buddies always either skin of breast out whatever fowl we take, mainly geese, ducks and pheasant. You do waist quite a bit of meat by breasting out, so I prefer to skin.
  6. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    My step-sister skins them. I prefer to have them plucked but I have a processor doing it. I do grouse but I just pop the breast out.
  7. Klorinth

    Klorinth Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Personally I think it all comes down to how you plan on cooking them. If you roast all of your birds then take the time to pluck them. but if you do stir fry or sauces and other wet styles of cooking then skin them out. I will only skin if I do one or two birds at a time. I like to do stir fry and curries, so skin is actually not worth the effort for me.

    It is all preference.

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