How to Cook? CornishX Experiment (16 weeks)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by fasbendera, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    DH thought it would be interesting to let one of our CornishX meaties live beyond the 8-10 weeks and see how big it got. I butchered her today (16weeks) and she dressed out at 9lbs.

    She spent 75% of her life free range and has been eating layer pellets. Their feeder is always full but she follows the hens outside. This is our fourth year so I am used to cooking with our CornishX just not one this old or big.

    How should we cook her? Roast whole? How long and what temp.

    Cut up and barbque?

    Soup/Chicken & dumplings.

    Sorry had this in the wrong place. Really would like input.
  2. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    Roast her like a turkey? I just did a really tiny cornish cross like a turkey- kind of the exact opposite of yours! We made apple and onion stuffing and had sweet potatoes and green bean casserole on the side like a mini Thanksgiving. I think the rule for poulty is 20 minutes per pound for roasting.
    Have fun!

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