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This NebGuide shows how to cut a chicken carcass into breast, wings, thighs, drumsticks, ribs and back. You can save from 5 to 10 cents per pound if you cut up your own broiler-fryer chickens. There are two basic ways of cutting the chicken carcass. This guide shows how to cut the carcass into breast, wings, thighs, drumsticks, ribs and back. The Cut Up Chicken, Part I, HEG 81-145, shows how to cut these parts with the ribs and back attached to the breast or thigh.