We already know it’s important to coddle chickens after we buy them. Keep them refrigerated, use very soon and do not wash in your sink or on your counter. If you do, and the chicken is with disease, it’s then all over your kitchen. Not good. Next, when seemingly cooked, we know the dangers of any pinkish fluids in their joints when examined. After we seemingly successfully challenge all these hurdles, it’s time to consider the rest of the meal, serve it all and then sit down and enjoy eating it.
In our travels we ran across a link to the CHICKEN GLOSSARY put out by the Raising Chickens Organization.
Take a look at it. Chickies are complicated little critters, and we eat an awful lot of them.