I’m done the chickens! YAY! Aren’t they beautiful? All standing at reverse attention. The last batch are chillin’ in my extra fridge. Tomorrow morning they join the others at freezer camp. What a BIG job, a tiring, back-aching job. But I’m so thankful for having raised them and I’m thankful they turned out so well. I know I’ll be thankful in the middle of winter when I’m baking one. I forgot to count them but I’d guess 46. I started with 50 and lost a few. Finished weight, most of them were over 4 lbs, even a couple 5 pounders, only one under 3 3/4 lbs.
Now we can take a break for a few weeks. Next will be the turkeys. That should be interesting. I don’t have a pot vat big enough for scalding. It might take two of me to lift it to the plucker. How big do they make freezer bags?