FSC Contributor Becky H shares her experiences of buying a half pig and butchering it herself with lots of pictures explain each cut. She also shares a detailed recipe of how to prepare and smoke a ham.
Last year one of my friends raised chickens to order so I got some beautiful, heritage chickens from them. This year they moved into town and couldn’t raise meat chickens so I talked my Dad into getting some :)
This is a step-by-step pictorial guide to chicken butchering. It is relatively graphic, and includes information on where to cut, where not to cut, and how to feel about it all. The guide includes an overview of raising meat chickens and a FAQ list.