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Eating Banty Cochins ???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by poultrypatch, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Songster

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    I have about 14 Banty roo Chochins and need to get rid of them. Has anybody eaten them ??? I mean, like how much meat can there be ??? Is it worth it ??
    Didn't mean to have all of these...they were part of a ST with the girls.
    Thanks
    LIZ
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Id process them up anyway-2-3 lbs each cook a bunch for dinner:)
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    I've eaten pigeon and loved it. There has to be more meat on cochin cockerels.
     
  4. poultrypatch

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    Thanks for your help. Spoke with my DIL and she and my son are coming over next wkend and taking them and will process them. Hey, I figure squabs. :))
    Liz
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  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    some people like a 4 piece nugget some people like a 10 piece............................ still nuggets!
     
  6. Buttercup Chillin

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    Don't have banties but I might someday. I do have my S Buttercups though and they are not as big as advertised to say the least. I cook 2 and serve 1 for the 2 of us and sometimes get into the 2nd one.

    I also now have Coturnix quail and at 6 weeks serve 3 per serving, but at 8 weeks old serve 2. So yes, they are going to be worth it. Decide how many to cook up at one time once they have been processed.

    They should be real tender if still quite young. I don't think you said how old they were.
     
  7. poultrypatch

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    The little guys are about 5 months old now. Should still be nice and tender. They haven't exactly been running races around the yard. Have 5 blue Silkie roos too...also from ST run. They will not be done. They're very sweet and tame. I'll just keep them as pets. Thanks for all the input !
    Boy, that's a lot of tiny little Quail to do for one meal ! LOL I have Guineas and am not going to keep anymore boys...so when these can be sexed we will be trying one of them this fall.
    Liz
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  8. eKo_birdies

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    Quote:this has more to do w/ age/gender/breed than w/ containment. i raise completely unconfined and have yet to have an issue w/ tenderness.
     

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