Eating our first roaster bird

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by erinszoo, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Songster

    Jun 28, 2011
    North Central Oklahoma
    Want to get the most succulent tender chicken you've ever eaten? Grow your own. OMG!! We did the deed on some of our meat birds early and ate them as Cornish hens and they were good. But this last weekend we had to take care of one with splayed legs that was over 4 lbs so we took the time to do in our biggest bird at the time as well that was over 5 1/2 lbs. It came out of the oven a few moments ago and the nibbles were excellent, if I do say so myself! [​IMG]

  2. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    you are making me hungry. I can't wait to try it myself.

  3. lilahloo123

    lilahloo123 In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2011
    homemade chicken is goo`ood! [​IMG]
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Indeed it is [​IMG] And the best is pastured, and fed homegrown veggies/fruits/nuts

    Part of the fun is letting others try home-raised chicken. It's nice to show people what REAL chicken tastes like!
  5. Mine got a quart of tomato cores from 50 pounds of tomatoes yesterday that I'm canning. Today, an armful of mustard greens. They are in with my regular chickens so they get lots of exercise. Next week, will be putting the biggest in the freezer. I'm sure all those fresh veggies and greens make a difference. Look at the tase of eggs, grass fed beef and home-grown tomatoes compared to store-bought.

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