egg laying breed rooster......table fare????

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicken stu, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. chicken stu

    chicken stu New Egg

    May 4, 2008
    Schuykill Cnty,Pa
    Can anyone tell me if RI red rooster or Auricana roosters are worth butchering for dinner or are they too boney,meatless?
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just put 2 RIRs in the freezer last week. We waited until we had an incubator full of fertile eggs and dispatched the roos. They were 11 months old, free ranged and I will probably have to cook their carcasses under pressure or a slow roast. Each weighed out around 5 lbs dressed.
    If anything: make dumplings! [​IMG]
  3. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    We stuck one in the crock pot about a month ago. He was almost 10 months old. Plan to do that with the other 2 once I get enough chicks out of them.

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