Do I HAVE to age the bird??? Im hungry NOW!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenwhisperer, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. chickenwhisperer

    chickenwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, Im really hungry . . .
    I was planning on processing all my chukar over the last weekend, but decided one more week of corn-fed couldnt hurt.

    I really wanna just go butcher my 2 biggest fatty chukars and cook em up for this evenings dinner.

    They would go from the cage to the oven in about 10 mins, and my plan is to cook them wrapped in tinfoil to steam them, thus making them tender and juicy . . . Right?

    Just thinking about it is making my stomach growl, please hurry with some opinions.

    The Chukar were rasied in the same fashion as a cornishx chicken, but these guys get their weight at 16 weeks(which mine are).
    I took them off of processd feed about a lttle less than a month ago, they have been eating alfalfa pellets(rabbit) and corn only since then.
    They have always been confined and CANT fly as they have never exercised their wings like that, they can flutter like a chicken tho.

    I have eaten them already, but after having aged them several days . . .
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    eat away! the meat won't fall off the bone, but it will still be great!
     
  3. chickenwhisperer

    chickenwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Correction, the meat WILL fall off the bone . . .

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    Stuffed with cheap packaged rice and roasted potatoes on the side!
    It was absolutely delicious
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  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    [​IMG] NICE!!!
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    awesome!
     
  6. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish i was at your house for dinner last night! lol
    those chuckar look so good, better than the game hens from the store i had for dinner! [​IMG]
     

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