The first time we processed birds, we tried to keep the kids away until the killing part was over, but they were too interested and ended up watching the whole thing. Now we just let them help in whatever way they feel comfortable with. Owen helped fill the soaking and dunking tanks. Cameron and Duncan were at my nephew's house, so Connor ended up with little kid duty. Devon did various chores like running to the store for ice.
|Rinsing and cooling station|
Morgan was our biggest helper this time. She is probably the biggest animal lover in the family besides me, but she has no trouble at all making meat. She knows that we have some animals as pets and others as food and it doesn't bother her at all to help turn the food animals into meat.I, myself, have problems with the actual killing portion. Once they're actually dead, I'm fine. My main job is plucker. We've done chickens several times, but this was our first time processing ducks. They are a lot harder to pluck than chickens. I think they have three times as many feathers!