Barred Rock roos?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Do Barred Rock roos taste good, are they tender at fifteen weeks? [​IMG] Just wondering since I'm butchering a whole bunch of em' this month.
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They'll taste like chicken. 15 weeks? They'll be tender if you don't stress them during the kill and rest the meat for a few days. However, you may be disappointed in the carcass as it won't look much like the birds wrapped in saran wrap at the grocery store.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Okay thanks. Ya I figured that they wouldn't be the same as what you would find at the store!
    Thanks again!
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  4. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ended up skinning our barred rock roosters. The feathers left black on the skin that was hard to get off. I canned most of my BR roosters - they taste like chicken - that sounds so funny. They looked so skinny but there is some meat on them.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Okay thanks, I guess the only real way to find out is to try it my self!
    Thanks everyone!
     

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