Maiden Voyage
Congrats, Sydney!

Of Course We Did

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69 eight-week-old Cornish cross pullets.  Memorial Day.

 

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Just a few minutes of life remaining...

 

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Death site.

 

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Master scalder and plucker.

 

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Ready for cleaning.

 

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Bucket of feet, wing tips, and tails anyone?

 

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The crew...

 

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Dana and her mini-me.

 

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4-year-old Kelsey, yes.

 

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Her twin sister Kassie, NO.

 

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The Krew.  Another no.

 

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The gutters.

 

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Intestinal membranes.  

 

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Nice nails for the occasion, Em!

 

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Chicken lung.

Nothing says "joy" like pulling the lung out intact the first try.

It's the little things, people.  The little things...

 

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Water boys Karter and Kaden.  Dumping bloody water...

 

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Hot fresh water from the kitchen.

 

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The old hen teaching her 13-year-old visiting Texas nephew Ethan the fine art of chicken-foot removal.

(Someone hijacked my camera.  Not saying who, Mark...)

 

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How did you spend your summer vacation, Ethan?

 

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Proud father and son.

 

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My brother Mark.  Disgusting.

 

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A lesson in gutting from our resident chicken specialist Kristoffer.

 

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Two cool dudes.  Three, if you count the chicken.

 

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Chilling.

 

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Livers and gizzards.

 

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Bagged and ready for the freezer.

 

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Surely you didn't celebrate Memorial Day by killing chickens???...

Of course we did.

 

 

Comments

Donna Cronk

A LOT of work!
WOW!
Impressed.

Peggy

They say some traditions are worth repeating! These pictures bring back a lot of memories with my mom and grandma. And I can't believe someone would "hijack" your camera! LOL

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