have you eaten ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by snugglepup, May 2, 2007.

  1. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    Has anyone eaten ameraucana chickens? I have some straight run hatchery-style chicks, and am wondering what to do with the extra roos. Is there enough meat to make it worth butchering?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    The roos make a sweet soup. You'll want to get them to about 3 months or so before butcher, but if they become a nussance really young, do them at 10 weeks and put in two per pot instead.

    They can be used to make fried chicken but are defiantly not your Cornish x. Any fresh chicken is good chicken, it's worth it, and they have much less guts than the cornish so the job isn't that bad. If you don't use skin, I find that is is very quick to just skin them feathers and all, discard feet, head and wingtips, and you can literally have like 8 of the young ones done in less than 2 hours including clean up and prep!

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