Just Processed my first Roo...Now what

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Dogginfox, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Dogginfox

    Dogginfox Songster

    I just Processed my first bird and now i have the meat in the fridge in a zip lock bag to rest. Should it be in a brine bath or marinade? I have no idea what exactly needs to be done with the meat at this point except im not supposed to cook it for at least 48hrs.
  2. buckbeak

    buckbeak Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    I'd just let it hang in the fridge. It mostly depends on what you want to do with it. How old was it? How are you going to cook it?
  3. Dogginfox

    Dogginfox Songster

    He was between 6-8 months old. Im not sure how im going to cook him, ill only know that the day actually do it.
  4. buckbeak

    buckbeak Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    I like putting them in a crockpot with some Italian dressing. We just ate one yesterday done this way & today had chicken noodle soup and chicken corn chowder.
  5. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    How do you cook a chicken that you got at Safeway? How do you and your family like to chicken? That is the way to cook it. The only differance is in the taste, which you will find much better.
  6. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    When I had my first chicken I did not let it rest and it was tough but I cooked it to death and it did taste delicious.

    I know for next time to let it rest. I couldn't waste it, I ate it anyway.

    I am so happy to hear you all have a problem with the culling. I thought you just did the deed without feeling. I guess it is possible to get jused to it and that is a good thing. My friend did it for me she was born in Malaysia and had done it many times.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Let it rest about 24 - 48 hours minimum. As old as it is (6 - 8 months is old) it may be very tough and only good for stewing or chicken and dumplings.

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