Friday, April 18, 2008

We did it!

We did it. We killed half of our meat chickens today and we will kill the rest in the morning. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was actually very interesting. Plucking chickens is sorta fun. Byron did all the killing and butchering. I'm not that brave yet. Although before it was over I was peeping at Byron wringing their necks and wasn't as shocked as I thought I'd be. I did the plucking, sorting, bagging, and freezing.

O.K. If you don't like gross close your eyes for the next paragraph. Byron was a little too enthusiastic when he was wringing the first one's neck. He came inside looking bewildered. I asked him how it went. He said, "Well, the head came off." Me-"You cut the head off?" Byron-"No it came off when I was wringing it." Evidently in his efforts to kill the chicken quickly he was left with a severed head in his hand and the chicken flopping off in the distance. I guess it died quickly and with as little pain as possible. I found this great blog site with photos of how to butcher a chicken if your interested. How to butcher a chicken.

Here's the first one. It weighed 5 lbs and 2 and 3/8ths ounces. Three of them were over six pounds, two were just under 5 pounds and the other two were over five pounds.
And this is how the first one looked fried. Wish I could have shared it with you so you would know how it taste's. It was really yummy.

7 comments:

Lady Vankovic said...

Oh no!! I love chicken. And it looks really good. I tried cooking em once but it turned out scary. I was just blog huting when i came across yours. Looks really good!! You would be my favourite person because I love flowers. I hope you have a great day!!!

Tiffany said...

OOPS on the head! Doncha hate when that happens? LOL! I clicked the link. Cracking up over the "whizbang chicken plucker" and the "powerflush lung remover." The perfect gifts for that hard to buy for relative! lol!

Congrats on enjoying the fruits of your labor! That last picture looks yummy!

Ginger said...

My stomach is doing flops. It sounds really, realy,....well gross! I'm sure it will be worth it. We are so spoiled these days by going to the store and buying without much effort.

Miss Riya said...

I'm so glad it's workingfor you, but this post wasn't nearly as enticing as the one I just read about blackberry cobbler! ;-)

Jessica said...

I'm glad to hear that it wasn't as bad as you expected. Our family plans to have some farm animals eventually, and I wonder how we'll do at the butchering. Thanks for giving me hope!

Egghead said...

Nothing like fresh chicken. We butchered all of our roosters about three years ago when we decided we didn't want roosters (so much fighting and such). I grew up helping my parents and grandparents butcher each year over 200 chickens. Lots of plucking of feathers.

Kristi said...

Hi Lady vankovic and welcome to my site! Hi Jessica, It's good to hear from you again.