Are 22 week old cochin crosses to old for eating???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PhlyinPheBee, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    797
    0
    149
    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
    I have 3 cochin roo's that were to have been pullets. I butchered my other roo's a few weeks ago and did not know these were roo's. Are they to old??
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    4,203
    74
    253
    Apr 19, 2009
    Nope. Process 'em, age 'em, freeze 'em. They'd be good candidates for brining too.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    20,290
    3,595
    496
    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Look for recipes where you cook them longer, slower (never a full boil, just a simmer), and that keep them moist. They should be fine.
     
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

    552
    2
    121
    May 11, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    I just harvested a 25 (26?) week old freedom ranger roo that i had initially planned on keeping. we aged him for a full week [​IMG] and roasted him as we do our younger birds. easily just as tender, possibly more tasty!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by