Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by yogifink, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. yogifink

    yogifink Songster

    May 16, 2013
    Pinebluff, nc
    My Coop
    Have a couple of spent hens that need to be turned into soup. We tried this last year with a few old girls, and our broth did not turn out. I'm not sure what we did wrong. Hens went into a crockpot with a few cups of water and some salt until the carcass was almost bare. Then we filtered through a small strainer and made soup. Meet we feed to the dogs.

    Looking for some help or a good broth/soup recipe, I'd really hate to see them go to waste again.
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    If you want to make good chicken stock (which I'm assuming that's what you're referring to):

    2 whole onions, quartered
    4 large carrots, cut into 2-3" pieces
    6 stalks celery (especially the leaves), cut into 2-3" pieces
    Salt and Pepper
    1/2 head garlic (optional)

    1 chicken cut into pieces

    Cover with water and let cook on low for 6 hours. Strain the whole thing, reserving the chicken meat if desired.

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