Bantam cockrels worth eating?

jimma207

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I want a flock of bantams for eggs,( I live in the city limits) but can only get them straight run. I have experience with the quick field dressing of a pheasant(breasts only). Anyone ever try this with a bantam? thanks
 

rhoda_bruce

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Aug 19, 2009
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Just kill more of them for a meal is all. Any chicken is good. I like bantams. I have a few smaller araucanas. I ate my extra roosters. I mean, what else you gonna do with them? If you want a happy, productive flock, you have to kill the extra roosters to save on the feed and save on the fights. Just do it. If you like them, go for it.
 

dancingbear

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Why not use the whole bird? Just like you would a Cornish game hen? They'd be about the same size. It just seems like a waste not to use what you can. People eat whole quail, not just the breast. They're even smaller.
 

bel

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Jan 15, 2010
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I don't do processing / culling but if I had a chicken that small in the freezer I would roast it then throw it in a soup pot.
Heck I made soup with 3 leftover spicy bbq drumsticks and a bantam would have more meat than that. (was good too, added carrots, celery, daikon (like a turnip), can of kidney beans and some spicy steak seasoning, it was enough spicy smoky chicken soup for my family of 3.)
 

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