Sunday, July 20, 2008

Finger Lickin' Good....Chicken Butchering....

Little do they know!!


Yesterday was THE day!! It was time to get rid of these meat chickens. Once they start attacking me.....that's it.....ON THE GRILL THEY GO!!!!

I came home from a trip and went to feed the chickens. Not a big deal until I was walking out of the pen and heard HIM.....the rooster was running after me and got my heal. I was freaked out!! So that's that....I don't need to deal with mean roosters.

Mean rooster...get ready to meet your maker!!

We have helped butcher chickens before, and watched a friend of ours do it. We've done it both ways.....where the chicken is put in a pot of boiling water then plucked and where the chicken is just skinned. We decided to just skin these much easier and we tend to take off the skins anyway.

We checked on the internet and found a few sites that helped us determine where to cut, etc. This is the main one we used
This site had great info!! So here we have set up our butchering station!! LAPTOP and all!!:-)

Work area set up


Head cut off!!

Having a degree in animal science I've witnessed a lot, but I've never personally witnessed the butchering of one OUR animals. So this was a first for me. After the first one was over with.....which was the MEAN ROOSTER......I was fine with the rest.

Hubby hard at Work1!

Skinned Chicken


chicken feet

Utensils & chicken feet


Chicken rinsed and ready to eat!!:-)

We ended up with 15 lbs of meat out of 5 Cornish Cross chickens----3 pullets, 2 cockerels. The males ended up giving me a ton more next time I'm buying all roos!! They are worth the few cents extra!

P.S......I have one more picture....but it's one my wonderful hubby took of the guts....or entrails for those out there that are trying to increase their vocabulary. If you're crazy....check it out here.

1 comment:

huskermarty said...

Nice.....Wondered why you hadn't updated your diabetes blog. Now I see why. Looks like you got a lot of meat.

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