Eating Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mozee68, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. mozee68

    mozee68 Hatching

    Jun 10, 2008
    Norhern NJ
    My rooster attacked my four year old daughter yesterday!! he did some serious damage scratches and bruising.(mostly on her face) she was no where near him or where he likes to hang out. My older kids swear that he has been stalking them all week. Anyway he is going GOING today! So my question is....he will be 1 year old this month. Is he a stew bird or a roaster. I don't want to roast him if he is going to be tuff. Please somebody let me know what you think

  2. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    At that age it's the stew pot for him. I've read that roasters are anywhere between 8-18 weeks, depending on the breed.

    If a roo attacked one of my kids like that, it'd be right to the chopping block with him.
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I had a nasty D'Uccle roo that did something similar to me daughter when she was 2. All she did was come out the sliding glass door and he put a long scratch down her face. He was too little to eat so he just went to the garbage. He just wasn't worth the effort. I also had a mean buff rock roo that used to try and flog me and went after the kids one day. Hubby wacked him with the shovel when he turned on him the same day.
  4. cointoss

    cointoss Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Gaylordsville, CT
    Definitely stew. We made a fantastic Coq au Vin with ours after repeated attacks on myself when he was 8 months. I was worried he would go after my 2-yr old next. Anyways, he wasn't too stringy, and we only cooked him a couple of hours... If you go with stew, definitely add some good red wine or whisky in the pot -- the alcohol cooks off, but also helps tenderize the bird.

  5. mozee68

    mozee68 Hatching

    Jun 10, 2008
    Norhern NJ
    the deed is done, i have a good coq au vin recipe but whiskey sounds interesting do you have a recipe!
  6. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    He would be good in soup or stew. I accually like to eat old rooster. What breed of rooster was he? I remember when I was a kid eating a rooster for dinner that attacked my little brother. We ate him the same day. He was a california white rooster. Sounds like you are going to have some good dinner.
  7. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sussex County NJ
    In DA Pot I say!

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