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Eating rooster

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Heatherschicks1, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Heatherschicks1

    Heatherschicks1 Chirping

    Nov 18, 2014
    With a 4-6 ratio with my hatch from December I guess some of the roosters will have to go.... Not to mention the aggressive one I have... How and when do you cook rooster? I know it's not the same as the hens right??

  2. havery

    havery Chirping

    Feb 27, 2015
    East Texas
    If you butcher them early enough (before they start to crow) it shouldn't be any different. If you let them get older and pumped full of testosterone, you're going to have to slow cook the toughness out.
  3. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    Central Maine
    Brining helps soften some of the funk they get at 16+ weeks. Melt some salt and sugar and add that to cool water and let the bird sit in the fridge a few days.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015

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