more fat in the winter?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jgervais, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. jgervais

    jgervais Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Jackson, MI
    I processed our first hen for Christmas a few weeks ago (we had only done roo's prior) and it seemed like there was more fat on the bird and in the 'innards'

    She was about 6 months old and the others Ive done have not been over 5 months... Is it age? The time of year? Their diet? They free range most days, so they get exercise... Maybe it was just because she was a hen that was just getting ready to lay?

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