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Farm Camp Part II - Chicken Processing

  • Raya Ioffe

    WOW! That was quite an education!
    Thank you, Andrea for bringing that to light.

    • Andrea Beaman

      My hope is to encourage people to really know their food and where it comes from. Thank you for watching!

  • Mary Beth

    … I am without words, momentarily…This does paint a different picture from the processors that process hundreds of thousands of chickens daily. But…I am still pained by it. It makes me realize how important it is to give thanks before your meals, and realize what it all means. Makes me try harder to be vegetarian.

    • Andrea Beaman

      Yes, I agree… it is important to give “thanks” before meals and realize what it truly means. Thank you for watching.

  • Betsy @ BMoore Healthy

    Wow, I hesitated to watch but glad I did. Looks like a very quick and painless process for the little chicken. This is the kind of place all chicken should come from. LOVE what you said at the end Andrea about respecting the animal because it is a life. Perfect example of how animals can be food and we can still respect their lives. You are awesome!

    • Andrea Beaman

      Thanks Betsy! I’m happy you decided to watch. I believe if we really “know our food” we will have much more respect for it. And, I was at the farmer’s market yesterday and saw Ben (the farmer from the video), and I have to say, it felt good (in my heart) purchasing products from him because I know how he raises and processes his animals.

  • Compassionate and honorable 🙂 Thanks for sharing this Andrea !

    • Andrea Beaman

      Thank you, Karyn.

  • Great Video I look forward the next one.

  • Andrea, awesome video!! I just signed up for a chicken processing class at the Glynwood Insitutute! You totally rocked it. Thank you for spreading the word about knowing where your food comes from.

    • Andrea Beaman

      Wow, a chicken processing class? That sounds awesome. Keep me updated and let me know how it goes.

  • Greg Ward

    Thanks for the sharing! I do me best to eat/be healthy after med caused stroke 10 years ago changed my life dramatically! (Right side paralized, little memory access…) Though not totally vegan (still eat fish regularly- & occaisional poultry & other meats- I do eat soy “substitutes” & soy “milks” & “cheese” type items-on the norm. Watching cholesterol, sat fat, & other “unhealthy in ecsess” & increasing “healthy aspects” (as potasiun, protien & “ne4eded” vitamins/minerals) Still ridin’my recumbent 3 wheeled bike everywhere & SMILING! Enjoy! Greg!

    • Andrea Beaman

      Thanks Greg. Keep up the great work and keep smiling!!

  • Greg Ward

    Thanks! I will! (& try to “catch” gramatical errors better too!

  • Ellen Bernstein

    I too hesitated briefly but I knew if you were showing us, it would be respectful to the animal. I actually asked the woman at our farmers market 3 years ago how her chickens were killed. I said I apologize for asking , but can I ask how they are killed. She explained the process you just showed us. She said she didn’t process them but watched when she first sent them to the other farmer because “they were her girls and needed to know they were treated kindly” Thanks!

    • Andrea Beaman

      So happy you overcame the hesitation and watched the video. Thank you for the feedback about the gal at your farmer’s market. Love that story!

  • Andrea / True Nourishment

    My mom taught me how to kill and process a chicken at home. We just twist the neck to kill them. That way the blood is not wasted. Mom makes “neck sausage” using the blood, mixed with rice, peas and spices, puts the filling right back into the neck skin — the neck bones are saved for soup — and sews it up before cooking it. It’s so delicious! We use all the innards except the gallbladder, which is the only thing we discard.

    She taught this to me when I was a child and I think that’s why I grew up with a special reverence towards animal foods. I always make an effort to not waste anything and to know where the animals I eat come from.

    • Andrea Beaman

      Wow, I love that! You really got a first hand education in food. Thank you for sharing your story.