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Fascinating video (to me) — Processing and butchering chicken

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  • scottranda
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 1731
    • Charlotte, NC

    Fascinating video (to me) — Processing and butchering chicken

    Here’s the video

    https://youtu.be/FzCMgmyBeZI
  • jhapka
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    • May 2019
    • 177
    • Grand Rapids, MN
    • 26" Weber Kettle w/ SnS XL
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    #2
    The cones sure beat the plank of wood with two nails for the neck and hatchet my grandpa had. That plucker machine is extremely effective.

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    • JimLinebarger
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      • Jun 2017
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      • Spokane Valley, Wa.
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      #3
      Very interesting.

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      • JoeSousa
        Club Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 877
        • Spokane, WA

        #4
        Cool video. I remember butchering chickens as a kid. Just had a stump and a hatchet. Plucking was my least favorite part. Wet feathers everywhere.

        We have some chicken coops at our house we moved into a year ago. At some point we were planning on getting some laying hens but I might just have to get a couple meat birds as well.

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        • Greygoose
          Club Member
          • May 2019
          • 643
          • South Shore,MA

          #5
          Have done turkeys with my neighbor
          No cones, bungee around the legs and hold on ,,,to the wings
          strong Mf’ers
          then to the plucker and the gut and into a Bath and in to a bag
          taker ‘er home

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          • mountainsmoker
            Banned Former Member
            • Jun 2019
            • 1851
            • Bryson City, NC

            #6
            Yep, remember my mom hanging them from a closthline 5 at a time a time and going down the line grabbing there heads and cutting it off. Letting them bleed out then dump them in hot water and pulling all the feathers out. Then doing another 5. This was back in the 50's and I was a kid and I remember it stunk.

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            • ComfortablyNumb
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              • May 2017
              • 3238
              • Northeast Washington
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              #7
              I have all the Featherman equipment to process birds. Here's a demonstration of how it works:



              Basically the same. Difference is the auto dunker on the scalding tank.

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              • Old Glory
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                • Feb 2018
                • 894
                • Northshore MA
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                #8
                Cool to see how it is done.

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                • RonB
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                  • Apr 2016
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                  • Near Richmond VA
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                  #9
                  My uncle didn't have those cones or a plucker, unless you count us kids...

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                  • ssandy_561
                    ssandy_561 commented
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                    So you could say you were little pluckers. 😆
                • Skip
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                  • Jul 2014
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                  #10
                  Memories of times past.

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                  • surfdog
                    Club Member
                    • Mar 2016
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                      Other useful bits...
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                      Knives range from Mercer to F. Dick to "You spent how much for one knife? One knife?!" LOL

                    #11
                    As a bona fide "city boy" I found that pretty fascinating.
                    It's one of those things that some of us never really get to see...unless we seek it out. Thanks for sharing.

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                    • Troutman
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                      • Aug 2017
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                      #12
                      I wanna see the beheadings ....

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