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difference between fryer and boiler?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Giddyup, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Giddyup

    Giddyup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're hoping to put any roos out of this batch in the freezer - but this would be our first time. They are a dual purpose bird (australorps).
    What is the difference between a fryer and a boiler? just age? I imagine that with this breed we may have to wait longer to make dinner worthwhile - up to six months?
    Is it worth trying to 'feed them up' or just let them be (ours free range).
    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I've always heard it as a fryer/broiler is the same thing, and butchered at about six weeks, whereas a roaster is a couple of weeks older.
     

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