How old is too old?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bheila, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I have a couple of RIR hens who are 3 years old and I have an EE who is 9 years old. I'm thinking that the EE is even too old to feed to my dogs. What about the 3 year old RIR's. Would they be too tough even if I put them in the crock pot and made soup out of them? I'm used to processing the Cornish Crosses.
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Pressure cooker. Even that 9 year old bird will melt in your mouth.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    They'll be very skinny and possibly have vericose veins. Beyond that, they are fine boiled, stewed, pressure cooked, etc. I wouldn't roast one, though. Worn out hens don't yield much meat.

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