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

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    Pressure cooker. Even that 9 year old bird will melt in your mouth.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    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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