I raised 20 Cornish x and butchered 10 of them today by hand. That means, hot water bathed them over a fire and hand plucked them. We mainly butchered the roosters that have gotten much larger (and are feed hoggers) than the hens. The meat was gorgeous. I kept two as whole birds to do baked chicken and the rest I cut up. The whole process: kill, water bath, pluck, gut, cut up took about 6 hours including setup.
This is how they turned out! I am very impressed with the quality of meat.
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