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POLL Do People Really Eat Silkie Chickens?

post #1 of 14
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I hatched a few silkies out this year from some really nice stock. I couldn't imagine my self ever eating one. Well unless in dyer need of a meal..... I was just wondering do people really eat Silkies?

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post #2 of 14

Aren't these the ever so popular 'black chickens' in the asian markets I see?! I assume they are popular to eat in asian culture still.

No, I'm too much of a pansy to eat one. But if we were starving... you better believe it!!!!

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post #3 of 14

Eaten quite a few of them, I had a job that send me to various parts of asia for 2-3 week streches.  Compaired to some of the other delicatsies (starfish and scorpian anyone?) it's pretty tame, like a black cornish game hen.

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post #4 of 14

I don't think I could eat one of my own, maybe if someone else cleaned it though.  They seem too small to be worth the effort, and they are just so sweet.

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post #5 of 14

There's got to be some place for all the surplus silkie roos to go.  But I think the dark-colored meat would be a bit off-putting, unless you used it in a chili or a pasta dish with tomato sauce.  I don't keep silkies, so I don't have to face this decision.

I have a lot of mixed-breed bantams here.  The hens make great broodies, but I put standard-sized eggs under them.  I don't want to keep making more bantams because I don't want to have to deal with surplus bantam roos.  I just butchered one last weekend along with 4 standard sized roos.  The bantam weighed 1.25 lbs after cleaning, not a lot but not too bad.

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post #6 of 14

We eat our extra roos, and get this.  They taste just like chicken and are perfect single serving size.

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post #7 of 14

I just wanna say... my neighbors roosters are mean and evil! I would shoot and eat one without a second thought!!!! Oh they are mean!!! They have that look in their eyes like "EAT ME, EAT ME"!!!!

Silkies have that "PET ME, PET ME!!!!" look. Like a kitten or something. I'm such a sucker!

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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by AK-Bird-brain 

We eat our extra roos, and get this.  They taste just like chicken and are perfect single serving size.


couldnt of said it better giglau


Edited by TwittyBird - 7/29/09 at 8:40am
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post #9 of 14

mmmmm, yummy Silkie

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post #10 of 14

Silkie + Chicken= MEAL. They are a highly praised delicacy in the Asian markets. This is one breed I dont know if I can eat my little klingon looking babies! lollollol

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Wife of one DH, Mom to 3 kids,Silkies,Lt Brahmas, Blk/Wht Jersey Giants, Buttercups, Crevecoeurs, Ameracauna(Easter Eggers),Buff Polish, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons,Jap Bantams, Australorps, Dark Cornish,Leghorns,Black Cayuga ducks,Goats, PILGRIM geese,.How About Them Cowgirls ! ......George Strait
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