I uploaded these pictures on Monday, but it's taken me until now to get any text posted with them. We took the opportunity of relatively mild temps (14 degrees F above) to butcher that day. Eleven chickens and two ducks, to be specific. It was a long but rewarding day. By the late end of it, all 13 were completely processed and languishing in the freezer.
I'll write more about the day later, but for now . . . a picture of Turkey-Durk (aka Tom the Turkey) so that you can see that his feathers are growing in nicely after the October (?) attack by Tucker the Plucker:
Next, we have Maisy basking in the . . . steady hail of feathers shooting out from the plucking machine:
And, finally, a shot of yours truly hand-plucking the next-in-line chicken while Tom finishes processing another: