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How old is too old for eating rooster?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BBQJOE, Mar 5, 2016.


    BBQJOE Songster

    Sep 25, 2015
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    I have a huge americauna rooster.He is between 5-6 months old, and is way too hard on the hens, I'm thinking he may have to go.
    Is he too old for baking or BBQing, or is he just right?

  2. phillip26

    phillip26 In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2016
    Should be about right at this time.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Joe, if it were me I’d cut him into serving pieces, coat the pieces with herbs like oregano and basil, maybe some parsley or thyme, put those pieces in a tightly sealed baking dish, and cook him in the oven at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. You could get by with less time but why rush it. And save the juices. That is a tremendously rich broth.

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  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
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    Two stoplights in our entire county. No house to house mail delivery. No grocery store or bank. 50 miles one way to the nearest Walmart. 100 miles one way for medical care. Entire population of town can fit in the Log Gym Community Center. Traffic jam twice a year, when Crosby's move their cattle right through town to the east in fall, west in spring. Livestock and unrestricted poultry allowed within town limits. I'll call!

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  5. willr

    willr In the Brooder

    May 6, 2014
    How about an almost one year old rooster? I know he is "stewable" but any other suggestions? He's gotta go.
  6. You can rest that roo for several days in the fridge (3-4), the put him in a tight Dutch oven with a little water in the bottom. Cook at 300 for a few hours, it will poach him and the meat will be more tender. You can use this as a first step to making soup or a crock pot dish with the cooked meat.

    BBQJOE Songster

    Sep 25, 2015
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    Here's my middle of nowhere


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