difference between fryer and boiler?

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

  1. Giddyup

    Giddyup Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Vancouver Island, BC
    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).

  2. jaku

    jaku Songster

    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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