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3 Yr Old Hens - Too Old To Eat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Cherlyn, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    I am killing a few hens today, for a friend. Would it be worth it to process them, maybe make a stew? Or are they much too old? I do not know the breed - I THINK it might be Rhode Island Red.

  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Old hens make excellent chicken and dumplings. When I was a kid my mother used to can all of our old hens. She'd boil them, remove the bones, seal in a jar, pressure cook. The when she want to make chicken and dumpliings or chicken soup she would have a quart of chicken all ready to go.
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Excellent stew or dumplings. If you are a canner that is a great way to go also. I took out four this summer.

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