butchering older hens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Rockeacres Farm, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Rockeacres Farm

    Rockeacres Farm New Egg

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    I have 10 hens that are 18 months old. They are not the egg producers that I thought they would be. I would like to butcher them for broilers. Are they too old for that purpose? If so could I use them for stewing chickens?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yes indeed. Stew them low and slow and long and they'll make excellent broth and pulled chicken meat.
     

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