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…fowl bondage…

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There’s something that fascinates me about the proportions and shape of a chicken. I’m not sure if it’s the huge, exaggerated breast, contrasted with tiny and underdeveloped upper limbs. Maybe it’s the voluptuous stubby thighs and shins all coupled to such a narrow pelvis and minuscule ass end. They both perplex and amaze me every time I look at one, in the same way a body builder who’s distorted their body with steroids and training to the point that the physique resembles something bordering on the unknowable.

What’s fascinated me, always, about pretty much all animalia, is the resemblance in structure. Almost all have the same exact ‘layout’ and logic to their form. A head with a brain on top of a neck, a spine encasing nerves and off which radiate two limbs at the top, a rib section protecting vital organs (heart, lungs, liver) a ‘soft’ yet muscled stomach section containing the guts. At the end of the spine, a pelvis and a couple of more limbs. Maybe nature lets the spine continue on to form a complete tail, though sometimes it’s just a little nub of bone… It’s a strange musing, I suppose, but it makes you appreciate the different specifics of any one animal, the proportions of it – a pig, for example, in contrast to a chicken – because they all have virtually the same muscles and layout. They’re all differently sized, of course, and geared to different tasks based on how they live and have been bred, but at a certain point, they’re really similar. Similar to a human, too…

The real point of this post was to describe about trussing a chicken – or at least how I go about trussing a chicken – and maybe the only reason I felt the need to distract you with a tangent about anatomical similarities is to introduce you to the first step in the process. Imagine sitting back and crossing your fingers behind your head. That’s exactly what you want to do with the the chicken wings…

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Pull out your twine and use the chicken body as a unit of measure – pull out 5 lengths. Hold the ends and pull it out to find the midpoint of the length…

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Place the midpoint/apex of the loop just above neck-bone at the top of the chicken…

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…pull it along the seam at the side of the breast where it meets the ribcage…

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…tie into a half ‘surgeons’ knot. A surgeons knot is just like a typical square knot except it has one extra cross over on the first pass… Pull taut…

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Take twine behind the ‘knees’ and cross, then over the top of the shins and complete with a surgeons knot… Voila… You’ve successfully trussed a chicken

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2 thoughts on “…fowl bondage…

  1. …sharing with my Facebook pals and groups:) Hope you don’t mind!

    Posted by angie | January 20, 2013, 12:39 pm

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