I Did It! I Killed My First Roo

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JennH07, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. JennH07

    JennH07 Songster

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    I had this very mean roo and today my husband and I killed him and cleaned him to put him in the freezer. It was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. Can't wait to taste him. Bet he's way better than grocery store chicken. LOL
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    Sorry your roo was mean, but good for you - making use of him.


    Remember to rest him before you cook him.


    If you have not read this article, it really is a good one - dealing with age and cooking process for "home grown birds" that get some age on them - not the fast growing cornish crosses:
    www.albc-usa.org/documents/cookingwheritagechicken.pdf
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    We've only processed one mean rooster. Made the best chicken stew ever! Went to find some leftover stew and DH had put it in a ziplock bag in the freezer marked "Jake Stew", LOL.
     
  4. JennH07

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    Speckledhen, That was funny "Jake Stew" your DH has a great sense of humor!!!

    HorseFeatherz NV Thanks for the information, that article was great, I never knew that you had to rest them, or the difference in cooking times. Thanks again!!![​IMG]
     

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