Is the skin on the old 'Heritage Breeds' tough as nails to eat? Sure is hard to tear the skin when f

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 777funk, May 17, 2016.

  1. 777funk

    777funk Out Of The Brooder

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    We just cleaned 60 Cornish X birds at 6.5 to 8 weeks of age. I cleaned a Game fowl rooster today. The skin on the CX's just peeled right off and we had to be careful not to tear it. The Game's skin was like trying to tear leather. I had to cut it.

    I can't imagine chewing that stuff. Does it get better (as in more tender like a store bought chicken) with cooking?
     
  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will still be tougher than the CornishX, but wont be hard to eat.
     

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