wrap or not wrap, cover or not cover, ice bath or not

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrdiver, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. mrdiver

    mrdiver New Egg

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    kill chicken 30 seconds in boiling water pluck feathers. then what?
    should we cover them with plastic wrap or not? if not should they be covered?
    how long left in cooler @40degree's? have 29 meaties to process.
    would like some input. never processed domestic animals.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. mrdiver

    mrdiver New Egg

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    Thank you. we have 15 astralorpe hens for eggs and 1 rooster. They live in a 2 acre pen that is covered with aviary. it is wooded with some grass. they are happy birds. The meat hens are in a 20 x8ft pen, but would like to free range them. our only problem is coppers hawks.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - ditto on NFCs post.

    Good luck

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, what NFChick has written. You might also put "Processing chickens," in the search box and info will pop up.
     

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