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Aging my birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ssalstro, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. ssalstro

    ssalstro New Egg

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    Is there a way to determine the age of my hens? And, is there an age that is too old to butcher and eat a chicken? We have one hen that hasn't layed any eggs since we got her months ago and are thinking about eating her.


    Thans for the advice!
     
  2. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how or if you can guage the age of a chicken, but you can butcher and eat them at any age. You just need to cook slow/low or use a pressure cooker/canner on the older birds or they will be tough.
     
  3. ssalstro

    ssalstro New Egg

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    O.K. Thans a lot, if we can get ourselves to do it, we'll eat her.
     

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