Saturday, 15 November 2014

Chicken soup

Sadly, I have to report that one of our 4-month-old cream legbar hen chicks was killed by a dog recently. She had managed to find her way out of the allotment and onto the path where she encountered her killer. As we have invested a great deal of time, effort and resources in our poultry, I was not going to let the bird go to waste. I took her home and plucked and gutted her.

I then boiled up the bird to make stock and when ready, the stock was strained and the carcass was stripped. The meat was chopped and went back in to the stock and some chopped potatoes and courgettes were added. Half an hour later and we had some rather nice chicken soup which was enough to provide wus with a mail meal for 2 days.

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