How to Hygienically Clean a Goose


This type of bird cleaning is best used for ducks, snow geese, Canada geese, and upland game. The process of breasting the bird and packaging takes about 3-4 minutes/bird. It’s a great way to do large numbers at a time

  • First, kill some geese. These steps work best if the goose is already dead.
  • You can either get a set of strong branch cutters or you can use a knife to chomp their wings off. To use a knife to take the wings off, first cut from the top of the wing downward to the bone. Flip the knife over so its blunt side is facing the cut you made. Then smash the bone with the blunt side of the knife till the bones are broken completely. Then flip the knife so the sharp side is toward the cut. And then cut through the rest of the wing.
  • When the wings are gone, pick the feathers of the goose. This is the longest part of the process. When you pick the feathers off, don’t grab a handful of feathers then yank them out, because you might rip the skin on the goose. To pick the feathers off, grip them like you would a piece of paper that you are about to rip. Then pull the feathers toward the bottom of the goose. Pick the feathers all the way around the goose, up to the neck, and down past the legs.

  • This is where the branch cutters come in handy again. First cut the neck off at the top of the breast then cut the feet off. Then cut the bottom off. Start just below the legs and cut all the way across to underneath the other leg. Right through the bones and guts. If you don’t have or don’t want to use some branch cutters, use the knife the same way you used it on the wings cut to the bone flip the knife smash the bone in pieces, then cut through the rest of the way. On the feet you can skip cutting first, just snap the leg then cut through.
  • Reach in the hole at the bottom of the goose pulls out all of the innards. Heart, gizzard, wind pipe, liver and the rest of the lot until the goose are hollow.
  • Run some cold water through the middle and wash the rest of the blood off, and while you’re there get some of the feathers that you missed. Put it in a bowl of water and put it in your fridge, or store them in some gallon sized Glad bags and put them in your freezer. Then when you are ready, bake them or you can get them smoked
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About the Author: Fred Goodson has a passion for pets and animals. He has 4 dogs and is planning to have another one. He is also a blogger who writes about pets and animals. Currently, he is living in New Jersey.

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