Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You Asked For It, You Got It

Ok, folks. I've gotten a few e-mails and correspondence from people asking me if there is more detail that they can see regarding the butchering process. Well, the short answer is. YES, of course. So, you asked for it is. As I said in the earlier post, come of this stuff could be considered graphic to some. If that's you, it's time to click off of this page.

This pic is of me taking the chickens to be hung before they were to be killed. The video below is Beau explaining the 'bleeding out' process.

After the chickens are fully bled out, the get dropped in hot water to scald the feathers and make them easier to pluck. This process only takes a few minutes. From there it is on to the plucker.

The plucker quickly and efficiently takes the feathers off of the bird. As the plucker is in motion, water is showered over the birds to help the process along. From there, it is on to the table, where the final detail plucking is done and the birds are butchered and rapidly chilled down.

And that's the rest of the story....Please check back later in the week as we break down the chicken and cook the parts. Cheers!!

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