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Needle for sewing up chickens

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Hey everybody, hope your Thursday is going well for ya. I was just wondering what kind of needle I need to look for that will work with cooking twine to sew up chickens. I have had it on the top of my noggin for several weeks that I want to do a deboned stuffed chicken cordon bleu. Is there an easy solution to this or do I need to go to a specialized cooking store or online? Thanks in advance and sorry for my ineptitude. lol

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Bump. So I was wondering about some kind of crochet needle or what? Can I whip something up myself? Pretty handy.

post #3 of 12
I know they make poultry needles. I've seen them at my grocery store in a kit with twine. If you can't find them you can drill a hole in the top of a chop stick to run the twine through and then just sharpen the skinny end with a pencil sharpener.
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Hey everybody, hope your Thursday is going well for ya. I was just wondering what kind of needle I need to look for that will work with cooking twine to sew up chickens. I have had it on the top of my noggin for several weeks that I want to do a deboned stuffed chicken cordon bleu. Is there an easy solution to this or do I need to go to a specialized cooking store or online? Thanks in advance and sorry for my ineptitude. lol

TJ any craft store should have Tapestry Needles the butchers twine will go threw.

 

It is tight in there a fishing line would work better.

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TJ any craft store should have Tapestry Needles the butchers twine will go threw.

 

It is tight in there a fishing line would work better.

hmmmm, maybe mom has one of those? thanks man

post #6 of 12

The point on these needles are not real sharp. You can always bone it out without cutting the skin.See my signature dish.  :biggrin:

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/170393/relleno-manok-stuffed-chicken-w-rice-beans-q-view

post #7 of 12
I use a chop stick to poke a hole then poke the butchers twine through. I build skin on frame kayaks and the needles I use for that would work.
post #8 of 12

I would think you could get a needle at Hobby Lobby or a craft store that would work or maybe a big fishing hook.

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post #10 of 12
I use a real poultry needle...works great and should last a lifetime or many!

http://www.amazon.com/Harold-Import-Straight-Trussing-Needle/dp/B003IW42ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425606879&sr=8-1&keywords=Harold+Import+Straight+Trussing+Needle
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I would think you could get a needle at Hobby Lobby or a craft store that would work or maybe a big fishing hook.

Now that is the advice I was looking for as I have very very large saltwater hooks. I never would have thought of that. awesome. I will just semi straighten one out. How perfect is that? Thanks everybody for your ideas. I was hoping I could use something I already had. 

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Glad I could help!
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