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Drum roll Please ... First Harvested Chicken ...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by criker99, May 31, 2011.

  1. criker99

    criker99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of my fresh from the oven barred rock rooster who was processed on Saturday. Yes ... I do recognize he doesn't have much breast meat, but that's great for me ... I don't like white meat!

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    Cooked in a Romertopf clay pot ... I'm going to have to get a bigger one; these guys were too big to fit!
     
  2. wezl

    wezl Out Of The Brooder

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    Mmmm! Beautiful!
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wonderful, [​IMG] now you get to get more birds.... You know, it's that Chicken Math thing [​IMG]
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    awesome! [​IMG]
     
  5. criker99

    criker99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting result ... taste was really really really good. But not a lot of meat; even for a 9 month old roo. Another interesting point is that I really liked the breast meat (what little there was) better than the dark meat. I sense cornishX in our future!
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
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    [​IMG] a nine month old roo will convert them every time . . . welcome to the white meat side [​IMG]
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Looks YUMMY!
     
  8. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    DP breast meat is YUMMY, and so is that super dark meat [​IMG]

    Even homeraised CX are better than store meat if you give them a bit to move around and get some firmness to their meat. It's not soft and spongy, and isn't drowning in "enhanced for flavor" sodium stuff. [​IMG]
     
  9. criker99

    criker99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 2 ... Homemade chicken and rice soup made with fresh vegetables including corn cut from the cob!

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    Holy Smokes even BETTER!

    Edited to clarify...
     
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