I am working on a chicken butchering demonstration this week. We filmed over the course of two weeks and it’s coming together nicely.
We raised our red broilers and successfully butchered and put them in the freezer, filming the process as we went.
On the second butchering day, we also whacked our mean Buff Orpington rooster.
Off to the killing cone with you, Goldy!
The final provocation was when he spurred my young son just below the knee without any provocation. The kids bring the Orps food and water and get their eggs every morning. Over the last few months, Goldy decided to just attack every little kid that went in his pen. He wouldn’t attack me, but he sure was aggressive to the smaller children.
A couple of months ago I took a picture of my daughter facing him down.
He was not a good rooster.
Now he’s a good rooster. A good, tasty rooster.
The presentation I’m wrapping up is going to be titled How to Butcher Chickens the Redneck Way: Backyard Poultry Harvesting for Normal Folks, or something like that.
I keep putting all my best stuff up on YouTube for free, so instead of doing that – and YouTube hates butchering videos anyhow – I’m going to offer this demonstration as a for-sale download. We’re going to also add in a stock-making tutorial with my wife, which will add even more value. It’s going to be a nice, feature-length presentation.
Right now I’m waiting for the rain to stop so I can plant yams. It’s that time again!
Have a great weekend.