Butchering Chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by blackvelvet, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2011
    East Tennessee
    I have had a person give me 5 roosters. They are about a year old she said. How long should I wait to butcher them? Also what is the best cooking method for a rooster this old? Will the meat be tough? These will be my first time butchering. I have Cornish x chicks that are 3 weeks old. But wanted something for practice. Before i butchered stuff I have money invested in. So any tips would be great.
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Do some reading on this section. Theres some stickies at the top that are great reading, and will give you some good help.
  3. DawnM

    DawnM In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Tacoma, Wa
    My daughter and I just butchered our first chicken the other day. This is what we used http://www.butcherachicken.blogspot.com/ and it worked really well and was much easier than I thought it would be. I'd print it out though because we needed a more squeamish person to come in and click to the next page for every step because our hands were messy.
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida

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