1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

chickens too old too lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shmeggs, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    370
    10
    91
    Nov 24, 2013
    I haven't had any yet but what do most people do with chickens that are too old too lay eggs.
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,077
    74
    171
    Jan 1, 2011
    Plainfield, NH
    Depends on how much I like them. ;)
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    5,879
    680
    326
    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Chicken and dumplings, pot pie, gumbo or soup.

    They'll be too tough to roast but crock pot cooking or near simmering (don't boil or you'll toughen the meat) in a pot to slow cook meat as your making stock then you make just about anything. So much more flavor than young birds and the stock is beyond compare. My favorite is gumbo with kielbasa to which you use both the meat and stock. Make the stock and slow cook the meat day before that way you can skim off the fat from stock.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by