Well, it was fun for us. Not so much for the chickens.
Look away if you do not want a biology lesson on the innards of a chicken.
Look away if you do not like to see chickens being "processed."
Continue through these pictures if your curiosity is piqued.
This poor chicken had no idea what was ahead of her.
She was placed head-down in this bag, with her head poking through the bottom. Mr. Farmer slit her throat and let her bleed out. We were fascinated.
The feathers came off really easily.
Mrs. Farmer took out all the entrails and showed us what was what.
The heart is on the left. The lungs are bright red, on the right. Gizzard at the top, liver in the middle on the left, and so on.
She thought the feet were pretty cool.
Chicken Number Two. Now that we've seen the process, we'll get our hands dirty.
Giving her a hint of what's to come, I guess.
He can do this!
It was such a cool experience! We are grateful to have such great friends who were willing to let us invade their farm to watch this whole process. The kids had a blast watching the whole thing and getting their hands dirty. And now we know a little more clearly what it takes to put a chicken on our table.