Sunshine, Warm Day, and a 12 Pound Chicken

Today is a beautiful, warm, sunny day. It feels good after a long cold winter.
We decided that today was the day to process the well overdue chickens in our barn. They should have been done by mid-February, but the weather has been too cold.
So, out came the cone of silence (otherwise known as a killing cone), all our utensils, and a chicken. The first one we cut up into packages to freeze such as breast, leg, thigh etc. The second one we decided would be frozen whole. This bird was huge. Unbelievably huge. I just had to weigh it. Our kitchen scale was too small. I had to use the regular human weigh in scale.
Wow….12 pounds. When is the last time you saw a 12 pound chicken in any grocery store. You never will either. They don’t let them get that big.
Twelve pounds of free range organic chicken.