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Butcher day #7643930
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Today was a full day of butchering for the wife and I. 2 dozen broilers, eight and a half weeks old. Most in the 5 to 7 pound range. A few real big ones for sure. It was hot out, but we got them in ice baths in the basement by 10am. We will shrink wrap them in a couple days, they are in the fridge now.

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Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643947
08/06/22 08:21 PM
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Good eats, should be tasty.


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Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643957
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About the nastiest job I've ever done, lol. Chicken is one of my favorite foods but after a day of plucking chickens I'm not able to eat it for about a week.


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Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643961
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K snow check planet whizbang out, I built a plucker, it works awesome

Re: Butcher day [Re: yotetrapper30] #7643975
08/06/22 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
About the nastiest job I've ever done, lol. Chicken is one of my favorite foods but after a day of plucking chickens I'm not able to eat it for about a week.


Yep, definitely no where near the top of my favorite jobs list.

Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643976
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looks like you know what you're doing smile

Re: Butcher day [Re: newfox1] #7643979
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Originally Posted by newfox1
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K snow check planet whizbang out, I built a plucker, it works awesome


I've seen a few of those. We only do a couple dozen a year, hard for me to justify the room and expense of building one. I don't have the motor here, would have to source that. But yeah, it would save a ton of time.

Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643980
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We ate so much chicken when I was a kid, I wont hardly touch it today. Fried, baked, chicken salad, shake and bake. Mom burned me out lol.
It was a cheap way to feed a big family.
I can eat it, but Id rather not lol.

Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643982
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Gonna can any?


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Butcher day [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7643984
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
looks like you know what you're doing smile


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We've done this a few times, and my dad did hundreds as a kid and he taught me.

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Originally Posted by Catch22
Gonna can any?


Never canned any meat. We freeze them whole. One of these days we will buy a pressure canner and try meats.

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Originally Posted by k snow
Originally Posted by Catch22
Gonna can any?


Never canned any meat. We freeze them whole. One of these days we will buy a pressure canner and try meats.

Once you do it, you'll love it.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7643995
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The Ag Extension Service here has a plucker that you can borrow, it is an absolute game changer, you scald the bird and drop it in the plucker and in about 30 seconds you come out with a cleanly plucked bird. It took less time to drive to the office, pick up the plucker, process the chickens and take the plucker back than it normally would have taken to just process the chickens and you avoid most of the aggravation and smell.

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We butcher around 100 to 150 a year depending on # of pre orders and how many my wife wants in the freezer. We bought a plucker a few years ago, heat water and scald on a 2 burner camp stove. I honestly don't mind buturing chickens. It goes quick and is a fare profit.

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They grew up fast, are they Cornish Rock hybrids?


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Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7644064
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Used to raise 100- 150 every year when I was a kid. Grandpa, brother and I would butcher and Grandma would wash and ice bath them. Normally do them all in 2 days.
Just butchered 2 turkeys the other day and only one that helped was my 7 year old boy.


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Re: Butcher day [Re: newfox1] #7644100
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Originally Posted by newfox1
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K snow check planet whizbang out, I built a plucker, it works awesome


I built one of these about 12 year ago

works well it will do 2 birds a minute actual run time is only about 30 seconds , but you have to get that scald right


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Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7644147
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I will buy chicken before a day doing that again


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Re: Butcher day [Re: k snow] #7644158
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Bet that Strongman training helped you breeze through that whole process .


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Re: Butcher day [Re: Leftlane] #7644235
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
They grew up fast, are they Cornish Rock hybrids?


They are called "jumbo broilers", not sure what kind of cross they are. They grow fast and are dumber than a stump.

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