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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

Chickens are great!  A staple meat virtually anywhere in the world.

It's important to learn not just how to properly harvest a chicken, but why it matters.  

There is a heap of good information about how to maximize nutrition, minimize cruelty, and increase efficiency in the process. This thread has a few good approaches: https://permies.com/t/47528/butcher-chicken

If you watch just one video tutorial, make it this one (parts 1 and 2):



For this BB, you need to process 1 bird for meat and provide documentation in the form of pictures or video.
Requirements are:
-1 Live Chicken
-Killed in a humane manner
-Processed and either prepared or properly stored within an hour

To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
-Living bird.
-Bird after slaughter, depicting the method used.
-Organs separated into suitable for human consumption / not suitable for humans consumption, next to plucked bird.  
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Our chickens are starting to fall off the egg laying. However they manage to lay all year round!!

We have some new chicks on the way and here is one of the old hens.



She was thanked for her life. thanked for all the chicken eggs she gave. She was killed with the killing cone.



Next comes the plucking, real easy when you can stand and use both hands!



A naked chicken



Check out the colour of the chicken fat on that gizzard!! yummy( i guess chicken tractor and moving them everyday to new grass pays off :) ).   So from left to right offal which went promptly to the pigs, heart/liver/gizzard,egg yolks saved, dressed chicken.




If you are wondering we did two birds at one time. hence why there is more offal/guts/organ meat than just one bird ;)
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I certify this BB complete! Along with your spiffy new Animal Care Air Badge

 
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