Is this hen supposed to be this FAT??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mmtillman, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I butchered my first bird awhile back ...a roo...very lean meat. Yesterday I had to cull an injured hen [​IMG] and when I did I found her to be full of fat!! It was bright yellow fat and all thru her body. I removed it as best I could, but wondered if this is normal ? Does this mean I feed my girls well and that they will be nice and warm this winter? Or is this not normal? I have her in the fridge but wont eat her till I hear from you all ! Thanks!! [​IMG]
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    You removed all the good stuff! Makes great soup stock....

    However to answer your question.... if a hen stops laying (over 2-3 years) she will be come fat like you described. It's normal, which is why after 2 years most hens are sold for soup chickens if they are not pets. So yes it's ok....

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