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5 Month old ROOSTER

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DLS, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a new flock of 26 RIR hens. born on the 4th of july 2010. 1 they sent me just started to crow. OH NOOooo a roo . Is this 5 month old RIR rooster to tough to eat? I mean without boiling it?
     
  2. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    Quote:if its 5 months i wouldnt think so seems more like a question for the meat birds section
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is a real RIR I would would just let him strut. Too bad your in Georgia, I would buy him from you. WAIT! my Mom is down there outside of Atlanta visiting my nephew, maybe she could bring him back on the plane. [​IMG]
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    THEY SENT ME ONE OF THOSE PAPERS WITH THEM TO PROVE THEY ARE PURE BREED. (?pip?) PRETTY BIRD BUT TO MANAGE MY FLOCK & NOT FEED ROOS & NOT GATHER EGGS FROM HIM i CHOOSE TO EAT HIM. iF HE WON'T BE TO TOUGH.
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  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I would post this in the meat bird section.
     
  6. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,
    He will be fine to eat since he's just starting to crow.
    Joe
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    At five months he will be fine if you cook him kinda slow and with moisture. I'd suggest braising, baking, or roasting. He is too old for frying as far as I am concerned.

    Since it sounds like it is your first one, you might Google Coq au Vin. That's really for cooking older roosters, but it is probably a good one for your first one. It is a safe way to cook him and get a great result.
     

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