Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sethsleader, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    Ive got four hybrid egg layers that are 30 odd weeks, we only plan to keep them for two years and after that it will be the chop for them and replaced with new egg layers. The question is can i eat a two year old bird?
    Waste not want not after all![​IMG]
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I wouldn't but thats only me. If I was to do as you are, I would eat them, you may have to stew them, but hey, its all for nutrition!
  3. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Quote:Sure you can eat them. But, if you don't stew them, you'll probably be chewing for a long time.
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Yep you can eat them, but plan for a crock pot dinner.
  5. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    Quote:Like any older meat. Low and slow. Will be tougher but some find it much more flavorful.
  6. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2009
    I was thinking a good 8 hour curry! Hmmmmmmmmm Saying that I'm yet to do the deed but that was supposed to be the plan!![​IMG]
  7. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I have friends who sell their old hens to very happy Asians because the tougher meat works better for some of their recipes.
    It's really a luxury that we *only* eat fresh, young chickens. Most of the world eats what's available.
  8. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    pressure cook,for about 40 minutes in lots of liquid,makes the worlds best dumplings,,,

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