Preparing for Uncertainty and Self Reliance

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The Conservative
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Re: Preparing for Uncertainty and Self Reliance

Post by The Conservative » Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:25 am

Haumana wrote:
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:59 am
The Conservative wrote:
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:41 am
If a chicken isn't laying, is it molting?
Naa, I think these bitches are just old. I'd guess 3-5 year old hens but I am not entirely certain. They are probably only going to be good for stew type meat. As a contrast, a typical chicken sold at most markets are around 1 year old. We aren't inexperienced with raising chickens.
Never said you were, just know some people that assume a chicken it's laying because it's lazy... etc.
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Re: Preparing for Uncertainty and Self Reliance

Post by C-Mag » Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:45 am

Haumana wrote:
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:46 pm
HA! I got a call today from a friend with 7 hens, apparently they aren't laying any longer and the eggs that they do lay they peck open, "Hey, I think I want to kill my chickens. Do you want to come help for a portion of the meat?" LOL! Umm, ok. So I guess that I signed up to kill 7 chickens next week. I get 4 of them for the freezer. I've never killed a chicken before, much less cleaned one for eating but my friend is down so I am down. Any tips? I'll report back about the experience.
Chop their heads off with an axe
Put two nails close together on a stump
Close enough you stick the head between the nails and stretch their neck
Let them bleed out

Then dunk in a 5 gal bucket of boiling water to scald

Then pluck feathers

Then gut

Rinse with cool water

Breakdown into standard pieces
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Re: Preparing for Uncertainty and Self Reliance

Post by The Conservative » Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:51 am

C-Mag wrote:
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:45 am
Haumana wrote:
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:46 pm
HA! I got a call today from a friend with 7 hens, apparently they aren't laying any longer and the eggs that they do lay they peck open, "Hey, I think I want to kill my chickens. Do you want to come help for a portion of the meat?" LOL! Umm, ok. So I guess that I signed up to kill 7 chickens next week. I get 4 of them for the freezer. I've never killed a chicken before, much less cleaned one for eating but my friend is down so I am down. Any tips? I'll report back about the experience.
Chop their heads off with an axe
Put two nails close together on a stump
Close enough you stick the head between the nails and stretch their neck
Let them bleed out

Then dunk in a 5 gal bucket of boiling water to scald

Then pluck feathers

Then gut

Rinse with cool water

Breakdown into standard pieces
Great grandmother used to do that.
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