Oh Silkie he is going to freezer camp just wondering if he will be good to eat with all the hormones or wait it out a bit. I don't need him and I don't want to turn my back on him. Did that once as I was leaving and he came at me and I kept closing him in the door, didn't know he was stuck there. Teach him right the little ******* lol. So I guess we can process him whenever we get free time to do it from what I am hearing. I got a few straight run Black Australorps I'm sure I will get a rooster in the bunch I can replace him in the flock. Or I can hatch out a pretty GLW from my breeding group with the nice roo.
Yep, send him to camp ASAP. You can also tenderize him in a brine overnight before cooking or freezing. The 1 I use is as follows:
1 cup salt
1 cup sugar
2-3 tsp minced garlic
3-4 bay leaves
water enough to completely cover the bird
This is enough for 2 chickens or a turkey or duck. You can do half this amount for a single bird. Just soak 24-48 hours in the fridge & cook or freeze as desired. Gives the meat very nice flavor & extra juice for cooking so it doesn't get dry or tough.
because..yeast is cheaper?....Hey, speaking of...we have a farmer market here in town. He is very new and still getting items in that people ask for, well...I had asked about yeast and he came up with this...a pound of yeast for like $3.55... a POUND of it!! I was like...WOW..it is vacuumed sealed in a block, it is Fleischmanns(sp?)...he must be able to order this stuff through a resturant / bakery thing...he is amish, maybe they are buying whole sale?..hmmm...
Just easier to find & takes up less storage space. Works just the same. Only difference I have noticed, is I get a bread dough smell instead of a sweet hard cider smell.