2 year old hen - ground meat?

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  1. Monstertone

    Monstertone In the Brooder

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    I have some 2 year old hens that I want to process. I know the meat will be tough, but though I would run the
    meat through my grinder and make chicken burgers. I'm guess it won't make a difference if the meat is tough, since
    it's going through a grinder. Am I assuming correctly? Has anyone done this?

    Thanks...
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    It is not tough if you cook it in the crock pot or simmer it slowly on the top of the stove,
     
  3. Monstertone

    Monstertone In the Brooder

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    I plan on cooking most in the crock, and grinding a few. But since the ground ones won't be slow cooked, will it still be tough?
     
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    Grinding it will keep it from being tough. No problem!
     
  5. Monstertone

    Monstertone In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

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    I grind and make sausage burgers with my older hens. YUM:p
     
  7. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

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    We grind the tougher cuts of deer that we butcher, it works great. No reason it wouldn't work as well on chicken.
    I've ground home-raised turkey, too. I like to make patties, dip in flour, and fry with a little salt and pepper. I plan to try that with some of my chickens, too.
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    What a great idea, I never would have thought of that.
     

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