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Old 03-09-2019, 04:37 PM   #51
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I was talking w/ a friend who had been out scraping the snow off her roof. The snow was falling into the neighbor's yard onto their chicken coop ( 5 F, 1 rooster.) Thought she should be neighborly and go over and remove the fallen snow. The rooster inside the coop put up a real sqwak. I asked, no, the chickens don't go out into their fenced in area in the winter, and yes, they have some heating apparatus/ heat lamps for the birds. So, now you know-- They are warm and cozy.

Our organic farmer- provider does not offer chickens in the winter.

I am a breast man. Dx is into thighs. Our organic seller only sells whole birds, and eggs, in summer. The legs are grilled. We both like cold drumsticks for lunch . Wings grilled. Usually if we want wings, I buy 2-3 lb wings for grilling or oven bbq-d. Try not to look to see if they are hormone free. Pretend they are.

We usually buy chicken parts from Costco and share orders for the freezer.

I could be hungry for baked chicken, gravy and topped with biscuits right now.
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:50 PM   #52
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I was talking w/ a friend who had been out scraping the snow off her roof. The snow was falling into the neighbor's yard onto their chicken coop ( 5 F, 1 rooster.) Thought she should be neighborly and go over and remove the fallen snow. The rooster inside the coop put up a real sqwak. I asked, no, the chickens don't go out into their fenced in area in the winter, and yes, they have some heating apparatus/ heat lamps for the birds. So, now you know-- They are warm and cozy.

Our organic farmer- provider does not offer chickens in the winter.

I am a breast man. Dx is into thighs. Our organic seller only sells whole birds, and eggs, in summer. The legs are grilled. We both like cold drumsticks for lunch . Wings grilled. Usually if we want wings, I buy 2-3 lb wings for grilling or oven bbq-d. Try not to look to see if they are hormone free. Pretend they are.

We usually buy chicken parts from Costco and share orders for the freezer.

I could be hungry for baked chicken, gravy and topped with biscuits right now.
And because the days are much shorter in the winter, their egg production goes way down. In the summer we always had eggs for breakfast. In the winter Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal or cold cereal. What few eggs they might lay in the winter, were always for baking. The rule was, "keep the chickens inside and a light on. It was the light that would encourage them to give us an egg every so often.
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I pound them out a bit and marinate for a couple hours. Thighs are good to go as is.
I'll give it a go, pounding out a skinless breast fillet. Making it not so thick. Thanks. I knew my seldom used spike meat hammer would one day be useful again.
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I'll give it a go, pounding out a skinless breast fillet. Making it not so thick. Thanks. I knew my seldom used spike meat hammer would one day be useful again.
I am getting a little tired of chicken.
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I am getting a little tired of chicken.
Fajitas. There's a Mexican market 10 mikes away that has chicken spiced fajita meat.

I get fixing up that kind of chicken dinner, now and then. Not bad. Flour tortillas, canned refried beans, tortilla chips. Jarred salsa.
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I'll give it a go, pounding out a skinless breast fillet. Making it not so thick. Thanks. I knew my seldom used spike meat hammer would one day be useful again.

Caslon, hopefully your meat hammer also has a smooth side to pound out that chicken breast. The "spikes" would just tear up the breast.
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I'll give it a go, pounding out a skinless breast fillet. Making it not so thick. Thanks. I knew my seldom used spike meat hammer would one day be useful again.
If the breasts are large open them up with a knife before pounding them.


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