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My own personal, almost totally unbacked up by science opinion is that chicken stock is a health food! maybe I am just decieving myself because I like it though. the best chicken stock looks like jello when it cools. this batch made 4 quarts that I canned and a bit more that I drank like tea! mmmm.

 
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It IS health food! Chicken fat has anti-viral properties!!

(Though I can't remember where I read that. Hehe.)
 
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I had heard that too but couldn't quite remember if it was a fad thing or a reputable source.  I have tons of chicken fat now (I skim most of it off) probably one + lbs worth and I am making more stock today! some of the fat may end up livening up the dog food for a while. It seems to keep a long time in the fridge but it would take a long time to use up all that fat just sauteing and making gravy!
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nothing like momma's homemade chicken soup when your sick!!!  as far as i know, chicken soup is a healthy thing... and i've heard IF you utilize the feet as well, even more healthy...
i often will freeze and save up the bones, including shameless asking for them at friends houses   then make a stock when i have a good supply...
the dogs get the 'fat' and i'll can the rest...


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it seems I had heard something about the feet also, but somehow after watching those chickens walk around and scratch through piles of poo looking for bugs.... I can't bring myself to put them in stock, they go to the dogs who enjoy them immensly.
 
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