Brown Comets

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Hooligan Farm, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone processed them before? Just wondering how much meat is on them. Someone on CL is getting rid of a bunch and I'm thinking about getting some to stock the freezer.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I don't have a clue what a "Brown Comet" is? If it is a cross, do you know the parent breeds? Do you or they mean Golden Comets?
     
  3. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe they are Golden but I've seen ppl here in Jersey post them as brown.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    just a laying hen without much meat on it . . . great for the stew pot or making chicken stock though & free meat is free meat!
     
  5. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They want $2 for them and they have 50 or so. I was thinking about getting 10.
     
  6. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard they are great for meat when there laying years are over. They are listed as a dual breed on most websites, I have never done it myself tho so I am not sure [​IMG]
     
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  7. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm waiting to hear back from them. If I get them I'll post the info. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If they are golden comets, they are probably out of RIR roosters over white rock hens. Those are decent dual purpose breeds, although the RIR is a bit, how to say it, less suited for meat as compared to many other duals. If they are roosters, yeah, pretty good. If they are hens, probably not a lot of meat on them but similar to other dual purpose hens.

    Sorta sounds like they are a bunch of hens that have laid for a couple of seasons and are being retired, so they would need to be cooked like an old bird. When I process a chicken I use the back, neck, wings, feet, gizzard, and heart to make broth and pick the meat from those to make chicken tacos, casseroles, chicken pasta, whatever you use cooked chicken meat for. That still leaves the legs, thighs, and breast for regular eating. They will be like any other dual purpose hen. If you get $2 worth of meat out of them, well that is for you to decide. You won't get much breast meat, running more to thighs and drumsticks.

    Don't know if that helps any.
     
  9. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are retired hens. I figured I would have to slow cook them. Yeah I would prob pick the meat off to, use necks and backs for stock. I think I would get $2 worth. If meat off my quail is enough I think the hens would be to. Thanks for the help
     
  10. tagra123

    tagra123 Out Of The Brooder

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    They make great broth and shredded chicken sandwiches. We slow cook ours in a 350 degrees for about 2 hours dutch oven pot with a little water -Yum. Meat falls off the bone.
     

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