Basics of Preparing Chicken

Learn how to pick, pluck and prepare your own poultry.

Chicken Farm
Homegrown "scratch" chickens have a far better taste than the additive-packed, cage-reared, "factory" birds sold in the supermarkets. And that's one reason so many of us are starting to raise your own backyard flock of biddies for eggs and meat again. It's also why so many of us — for the first time in our lives — are (gulp) facing the unfamiliar and somewhat scary task of dressing out some of those backyard birds.