Are roosters good eatin'?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 3nglishteacher, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. 3nglishteacher

    3nglishteacher Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2008
    We have 4 roos to 22 hens and the time has come to dispatch them. 6 month old EE's -- before I put lots of time and <gulp> into this first harvest, am I harvesting stewing hens or are they young enough that I can choose how to prepare them? They've been free ranging for about 4 mos -- lots of exercise.

    Thanks, and any extra words of wisdom for a new chicken-slayer much appreciated.
  2. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    Stewers, but tasty! I crock pot until tender, and take the meat off of the bones for all kinds of dishes. Really nice for enchiladas, etc.

    I freeze the broth for gravies, soups, dressing, etc.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008

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