I am fairly sure that I have done a quail butchering post on here before but we'll do it again for those who are new and haven't read the whole blog. Remember those 19 quail I hatched not so long ago? They have been overdue for butchering but I had no freezer space. After looking at the freezer today I thought I could fit them in if I didn't leave them whole. Plus I have an idea for recipe for the breasts and I would like to try the legs fried.
Anyway, here are the quail.
Here is the new Mt. Dew killing cone.
I lost the first quail that I killed. It didn't occur to me that the thrashing it did after I killed it would make it pop right out of the cone and Clone was waiting for that.
No way I could catch that cat. I couldn't help it. I hated to lose the quail but I had to laugh at my own stupidity. Clone did not get another quail that's for sure. I made sure to hold them in the cone after that.
All in the bucket:
I was not going to leave these whole so only needed to pluck the legs and I also plucked the breast just so I did not have to deal with feathers later. It is very easy to dry pluck quail. They don't need any scalding or anything like that.