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Dressing a chicken
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Jon    Posted 01-02-2005 at 10:37:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm trying to find directions for killing and cleaning (plucking) a chicken. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Rickstir    Posted 01-03-2005 at 10:46:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
We don't butcher our selves anymore. There is an Amish family that will do it for a dollar a bird and that to me is a bargain. I have done it, and I could do it again, I just choose not to. The best way I found for "doing them in" was to lay them on the ground and put a broom handle over their neck. Stand on either side of the broom handle and pull it sharply by the feet. WaLa, one dead (and flapping) dinner-to-be.

deadcarp    Posted 01-02-2005 at 11:43:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
it always comes down to the "p" word doesn't it? ya pick up a chick, she puts on her sunday best and it's all dressing - before you know it, we're talking pluck! pluck pluck pluck from morning til night - what's up with that?

well let me tell you something buddy - i've stayed out of the way, kept your whole yard free of worms and raised my eggs as best i could,(higher education in chicken world is the top roost ya know), yawned my way thru countless road-crossing jokes, tolerated a lifetime menu of mash or scratch (oh we peck? duhhh!) and about that time here comes some silly plucker with nothing more than a hatchet on his mind!

what you plan to eat tomorrow morning? i hope you get so much spam it plugs up your email! (waxing poetic) "yo, what light on yonder window panes?" i'd like ta find the guy that gave you the axe i tell ya - 2005 in flipping deed! right!

KellyGa    Posted 01-03-2005 at 10:06:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! Hey deadcarp, since you used my chicken, do I get half the proceeds from it? LOL! I see you added an apron to go with the bonnet, cute!

Jon    Posted 01-02-2005 at 12:48:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Had to chuckle at your plucking joke! Your chicken is safe - actually I'm inquiring for Guinea fowl. Raised a dozen from day-old and now, just like at home, there are a couple females that do nothing but "buckwheat - buckwheat" ALL DAY. Gonna try the noisest one first -course she won't live to tell about it but maybe the other one will get the message. If not, then she too will get plucked. :o)

DD    Posted 01-02-2005 at 12:02:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, that was a good one Deadcarp, Thanks for the giggle, I needed that today : )

Donna from Mo    Posted 01-02-2005 at 11:12:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is from an article in the early 1900's, but it seems right to me.

Jon    Posted 01-02-2005 at 12:41:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks, Donna from MO. That looks like what I am looking for - Thanks

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