3 Year Old Chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MissChessy, May 13, 2011.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of chickens I would like to cull from my flock as they have quit laying eggs. One is a Rhode Island Red and the other is a 2 year old Barred Rock...both are sluggish, but otherwise healthy and eating right....can you use these hens for meat? Stewing? Any processing information that can be passed along?

    Thank you!
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    sure they will make great stewing/crockpot hens with lots of flavor. Not much meat, but you will be glad you used the whole bird.

    this is the thread I like for processing:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=109583

    and be sure to check out his thread on making homade stocke especially with old hens!
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information. I'm planning to get some more chicks..hopefully all one of the same breed....Easter Eggers!
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    EE's are the best!
     
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will make very good soup. Boil 3-4 hours ,debone and then make chicken rice soup. It is fit for a king.
     

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