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How old is too old for eating rooster?

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I have a huge americauna rooster.He is between 5-6 months old, and is way too hard on the hens, I'm thinking he may have to go.

Is he too old for baking or BBQing, or is he just right?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #2 of 7
Should be about right at this time.
post #3 of 7
Joe, if it were me I’d cut him into serving pieces, coat the pieces with herbs like oregano and basil, maybe some parsley or thyme, put those pieces in a tightly sealed baking dish, and cook him in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. You could get by with less time but why rush it. And save the juices. That is a tremendously rich broth.

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Two stoplights in our entire county.  No house to house mail delivery.  No grocery store or bank.  50 miles one way to the nearest Walmart.  100 miles one way for medical care.  Entire population of town can fit in the Log Gym Community Center.  Traffic jam twice a year, when Crosby's move their cattle right through town to the east in fall, west in spring.  Livestock and unrestricted poultry allowed within town limits.  I'll call!  

 

The day I took this, I was going to the post office to get my mail.  I propped my camera up in the windshield, went in, got my mail, came back out and waited.  At the end of the video Jo Crosby rides past on her horse.  They are her cattle.  Oh, and Jo is a beautiful woman inside and out, and in her mid 70s. 

 

post #5 of 7

How about an almost one year old rooster? I know he is "stewable" but any other suggestions? He's gotta go.

post #6 of 7
You can rest that roo for several days in the fridge (3-4), the put him in a tight Dutch oven with a little water in the bottom. Cook at 300 for a few hours, it will poach him and the meat will be more tender. You can use this as a first step to making soup or a crock pot dish with the cooked meat.
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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post

Joe, if it were me I’d cut him into serving pieces, coat the pieces with herbs like oregano and basil, maybe some parsley or thyme, put those pieces in a tightly sealed baking dish, and cook him in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. You could get by with less time but why rush it. And save the juices. That is a tremendously rich broth.

I’ll match your Middle of Nowhere and raise you Five Miles Outside of Not Much.

Here's my middle of nowhere

 

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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