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Canning Dog Food From Offal

Discussion in 'Dogs, Cats and Other Pets' started by baymule, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Sep 19, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    I still have to fuss with my canner. Front burner is great at getting it up to pressure. Then, I have to slide the canner to the smaller back burner. I love cooking with gas, but wonder if the flame is more variable than electric heat?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I don't know about a thyroid in chicken necks but there is this little pouch I've always called the craw, that needs to be removed. it's at the base of neck right above then breast. Its much more pronounced in turkeys than in chickens, but both have it. To me its like a little flexible membrane pouch where they store food. There's always some food that they were eating in the little pouch. If not removed, it will make for a nasty tasting bird.

    Edit... Well I was totally wrong on the name. It's officially called the crop. Strange how a guy (me) names things and calls them by the wrong name for years. I learn something new everytime i come here.

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    Lazy Gardener

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    Lazy Gardener

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    The thyroid is small enough that you would never see it unless you were looking or it.

    The thyroid gland of birds is a paired organ. It is located on the ventral surface of the base of the neck within the thoracic inlet.
     
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    So my kids are right when they say I have old timers then.
     
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    I suffer from old timer's syndrome also. You are in good company.
     
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    baymule

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    @Lazy Gardener i canned with a gas range, it was hard to get the temperature right. I had a canner with a dial gauge, not the weighted steam release kind. So I had to watch that dial! Now I have an All American canner, it has the dial gauge and the weighted steam release gauge. I put the electric burner on high, then put it on the next heat setting down. Electric range is easier than gas.
     
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    baymule

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    When we butcher chickens I withhold Feed the night before so the crop is empty, and the intestines! I always remove the crop.
     
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    I would love to have an All American. My Presto canner will only take a single layer of jars. Has dial and weight. I really like the quality of the Presto. Previously, I bought a Mirro. Compared to the Presto, the Mirro is a piece of junk. I couldn't get the pressure right with the Mirro. I may take it out and play with it again. I'm guessing it would be total folly to be using 2 pressure canners on my gas stove at the same time.

    I need to find someone who got the homesteading bug, bought all the equipment (including an All American) then found out that raising and preserving food actually involves sweat and work... and is looking to dump all their equipment!
     
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