First Try Yard Bird

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Last photo was the start of my stock for gravy, some of my photos didn't save, so I don't have the final after the finish off in the oven. I made one crucial rookie mistake by not cutting away the membrane that was sealing the neck hole shut, so no airflow through the cavity = thighs still pink towards the inside upon carving. I cut them free, loaded them on a cast iron skillet, doused with drippings, and under the broiler for 5 minutes. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.