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We're hoping to put any roos out of this batch in the freezer - but this would be our first time.  They are a dual purpose bird (australorps). 
What is the difference between a fryer and a boiler?  just age?  I imagine that with this breed we may have to wait longer to make dinner worthwhile - up to six months?
Is it worth trying to 'feed them up' or just let them be (ours free range).
Thanks!tongue

2 horses, 2 alpacas, 2 cats, 3 dogs, Australian Spotted Ducks and Black Australorps on beautiful Vancouver Island
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2 horses, 2 alpacas, 2 cats, 3 dogs, Australian Spotted Ducks and Black Australorps on beautiful Vancouver Island
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Originally Posted by Giddyup 

We're hoping to put any roos out of this batch in the freezer - but this would be our first time.  They are a dual purpose bird (australorps). 
What is the difference between a fryer and a boiler?  just age?  I imagine that with this breed we may have to wait longer to make dinner worthwhile - up to six months?
Is it worth trying to 'feed them up' or just let them be (ours free range).
Thanks!tongue


I've always heard it as a fryer/broiler is the same thing, and butchered at about six weeks, whereas a roaster is a couple of weeks older.

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