We had a poultry ranch when I was a boy. We sold to the public and to resturants. Seldom did anyone get a chicken over a day after processing. We raise our own chicken now when we cook them they seem tough. I'm wondering if having eaten store bought chickens for years now if, since they are a few old before they get to the store, that's why the flesh of these fresh birds seem not as tender.
I have read on this forum some who say they put the chickens in the fridge for a couple days before cooking them.
What's your thought, what do you do with your birds?
Edited by valley ranch - 5/19/11 at 7:35pm