Broth

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

  1. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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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