Out damnèd spot

We did it. We knew we had to do it and we did it.

Our Banty rooster was getting beaten up, and the other rooster is the one we want to breed, so bye bye birdie.

So, being nerds, we googled how to do this.

The condemned man.

Our materials:

  • One soon to be sad bird.
  • Stainless table
  • Killing cone attached to pole
  • A bucket (flat sided works best)
  • Extremely sharp loppers
  • Plastic aprons – especially because we didn’t know what we were doing.
  • Turkey fryer with 140′ water
  • Pitch black sense of humor
  • Filet knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Lighter
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Lawn chairs
  • The process:
    1. Set everything up.
      Set water to boil, then let it cool to 140.
      Apologize to the chicken.
      One person holds the feet and head, and one decapitates the bird.
      If it is a bantam, do not let go of the feet.
      Let it bleed for a while.
      Dunk it in the hot water for two minutes.
      Ask five times how long it has been.
      Pluck chicken.
      Dump in cooler full of ice water.
      Cut off feet.
      Ease filet knife to pull out the vent.
      Cut out anus.
      Cut bigger hole and start pulling out the innards.
    How I felt.

    15. Put in ice, transfer to fridge.

  • 16. Wait a few days then freeze or cook.
  • Out damnèd spot!
  • We got some new chickens at the auction and ordered chicks for May delivery.

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