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Parts is parts, chicken that is #16285966 07/26/21
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I reduced these beautiful girls to parts yesterday and today:

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After all, parts is parts. grin





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Good color on them birds.

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Geno Mengele

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Your butcher have Parkinsons?

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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Good color on them birds.

They were fat bishes.

I wanted to save some to make schmaltz, but I wasn't that enthused after the butchering work.

Even after washing my hands twice, the whippets wanted to lick my hands.

One goes on the grill tomorrow, another in the freezer for me and the wife, and the third will go to the neighbor who provides us with wahoo, bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, and he says he's got some rockfish waiting for us in the freezer when he gets back.

Experiment with some Freedom Rangers (ironbender recommendation as I recall? ) but I've decided I don't like all the work, set up, etc. Maybe if I went big and did a dozen or so, but then I'd need to expand the Gulag even more.

Easier to do a mammal of some size I believe, for the amount of meat gained.


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Re: Parts is parts, chicken that is [Re: Jim_Conrad] #16285997 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Good color on them birds.

We Dagos are good with a blade.








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Yes.

Chooks are lots of work for what you get.


Rabbits are easier. At least you can skin em fast.

Re: Parts is parts, chicken that is [Re: Jim_Conrad] #16286014 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Yes.

Chooks are lots of work for what you get.


Rabbits are easier. At least you can skin em fast.

Exactly what I told my wife.

A did a javelina a lot faster than these birds what with the setting up the boiling water and plucking and stuff. Wife would have been OK with me skinning them as she usually doesn't eat it, but I love chicken skin, so plucking was the order of the day.

Might have to build a rabbit Gulag??? shocked


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Kudos on a couple of counts.

Barnyard to table is great! No better.

Swapping your bounty for another's is a great move as well.

Good observation on yardbird, quite a bit of work for the poundage. I understand why so many pull the skin back on a turkey to take the breast.





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Originally Posted by Valsdad
Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Good color on them birds.

They were fat bishes.

I wanted to save some to make schmaltz, but I wasn't that enthused after the butchering work.

Even after washing my hands twice, the whippets wanted to lick my hands.

One goes on the grill tomorrow, another in the freezer for me and the wife, and the third will go to the neighbor who provides us with wahoo, bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, and he says he's got some rockfish waiting for us in the freezer when he gets back.

Experiment with some Freedom Rangers (ironbender recommendation as I recall? ) but I've decided I don't like all the work, set up, etc. Maybe if I went big and did a dozen or so, but then I'd need to expand the Gulag even more.

Easier to do a mammal of some size I believe, for the amount of meat gained.

Yessir, and you’re welcome.

Lots of setup and cleaning for three. Are you familiar at the term “economy of scale”? 👍

We kilt out 20 last month.


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How old was them little ladies?


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Oh yeah Mike,

I was discussing that scale thing with the wife this afternoon. We like our few hens and the eggs they give us. What little surplus we get I barter some with another neighbor for sausage he gets from his kid's pigs.

I've got a hen brooding a batch right now as replacements for the 3 we've lost out of the eight "hens" we started with, one of which turned out to be El Feo. But we're pretty sure we don't want to set up to do a dozen or more every year. If we went that route, I'd have to have her out there helping and that would never go over. My department you know, along with the grill, shoveling snow, and the like.

I really wish the gooberment wasn't so involved and maybe someone out here would start a chicken operation for the farmers market crowd. No one wants to go through the permitting stuff. I'd love to buy some good local chickens, already plucked etc. We can get pork, I got a 1/4 beef from the neighbors' ranch this year, the one neighbor fishes long range boats and spreads the wealth. I wish there were more pheasants around too. I've thought about raising a bunch to release around here. On the ranch. If they "escape" the confines and end up on the BLM land......................oh well?

Oh, I think they were 13 weeks or so. I wanted to get to them last week but dragged my feet trying to see if I could integrate them into the flock as dual purpose birds. Failed experiment, so I set up the new cookstove in the garage, got a pot of water going, and said goodbye to them.

If the brooding hen is successful, we'll have some new layers in a bit and I can tackle the one hen that is rarely laying now and any male chicks that pop up.


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Not much better than home raised fried chicken.

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Put that woman to work, Geno!

I handle the neck whack and the scald. My wife is fully trained and certified on catching, plucking, and gutting. Then while I clean gizzards and hearts, she does the tertiary pluck in the kitchen sink. Gotta have assembly line production.


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Chicken would be too much like a pet to me.


Probably couldn't kill one.

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It’s not that bad Sam. The look of surprise they have always makes me laugh!


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Ha! back when every farmer had red chickens runnin' loose, when a car hit a chicken, chicken was the next meal!


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Wife's golden-doodle mutt got in the chicken pen yesterday. "oh lawd, she's done kilt a chicken, oh lawd oh lawd oh lawd, she ain't breathing, she ain't moving, she ded".

I get done doing whatever I'm doing, thinking we are going to have chicken for supper, get back there to start the cleaning process, and all of all the dang luck, its a Christmas in July miracle, all the chickens are standing at the feeder eating.

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Originally Posted by SamOlson
Chicken would be too much like a pet to me.


Probably couldn't kill one.


Lost track of this thread for a bit.

Sam,

I think of them like pheasants and quail.

But instead of death by shotgun they die by a knife.

Either way, they are dead and turned into tasty bits.


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Originally Posted by ironbender
Put that woman to work, Geno!

I handle the neck whack and the scald. My wife is fully trained and certified on catching, plucking, and gutting. Then while I clean gizzards and hearts, she does the tertiary pluck in the kitchen sink. Gotta have assembly line production.


Mike,

no can do. She will not do it. I raise 'em, I kill 'em, I butcher 'em, I cooks 'em.......................

She eats 'em.

It's OK, she's richer than I am and does other stuff around the place.


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In it is contentment
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