16 week CornishX - How to Cook?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by fasbendera, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH thought it would be interesting to let one of our CornishX meaties live beyond the 8-10 weeks and see how big it got. I butchered her today (16weeks) and she dressed out at 9lbs.

    She spent 75% of her life free range and has been eating layer pellets. Their feeder is always full but she follows the hens outside. This is our fourth year so I am used to cooking with our CornishX just not one this old or big.

    How should we cook her? Roast whole? How long and what temp.

    Cut up and barbque?

    Soup/Chicken & dumplings.

    Really would like help we are cooking tomorrow. I tried recipes section and no help.
     
  2. minifarmer

    minifarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I let a bunch of mine go big, last year and I just treated them like small turkeys. Some I roasted, some I jointed and fried, some I ground up (or used wings and breasts and ground legs and thighs). They'll still be really tender as long as you age them a few days in the fridge. Karla p.s. If you ever do this again, at about 16 weeks she'll start laying eggs. BIG eggs. Mine almost all laid double yolks, and I kept some of them almost a year before processing. They were laying when my eggers were molting, so it worked well.
     
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You so much for replying. Will one day in the fridge be enough? Yeah I found the formed yolks inside. I really didn't know how long we could keep her I was afraid she might go lame or have a heart attack. I couldn't limit feed since she was the only meatie.
     

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