Never killed a chicken before....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chikinmama, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. chikinmama

    chikinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2010
    I have a jersey giant rooster born around easter this year, and my husband and all his friends want to eat him hahahaha. From what I have read on the forum he may be getting tough eh? Is he too old to get tender meat out of?
  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Previously Barred Babies Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Someone posted recently that they butchered one older and it came out tender!! Might wanna search this section.. Mine were a little younger than yours and they came out just fine!!
  3. Raiquee

    Raiquee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Big Bend, WI
    This question is a common one. They should make a FAQ section here [​IMG]

    Although I wouldn't throw him on the grill, he will still be a delicious, tender bird if cooked correctly. Try to make him into chicken noodle soup, chicken dumplings, or use him in a crockpot. Letting him sit for a few days in the fridge after butchering will relax the meat and make it more tender also. You could also do a salt/sugar/water brine on him. They do this a lot to make the meat more tender on older birds.

    The short answer?

    No. So go eat him! [​IMG]
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    All right, let's first establish the essentials -- are Mister & his pals willing to do the work to process this bird? Or are they just waiting for you to call them to the table once all the messy work has been done?

    The truth is that an 8-month-old Jersey Giant should be nice and meaty, and doesn't have to be tough if you let him rest in the refrigerator for a few days after processing, and you cook him nice & slow, using low heat & lots of moisture. But if you don't want to do the work necessary to process him, or you just like him, then tell the guys it's not worth it.
  5. chikinmama

    chikinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2010
    Quote:Hes a in in the butt!!! Theres a slight attachment but really, hes useless. I have 2 other roos that are the studs. The hens run from this big guy hahah My husband would be the one doing all the work, yay [​IMG] and then calling ME to the table....yes I got lucky hahahahaha
  6. chikinmama

    chikinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2010
    PAIN IN THE BUTT, sorry for the typo.
  7. PolloAdoro

    PolloAdoro Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2010
    Conifer, Colorado
    Sounds perfectly tasty to me!
  8. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010

    I was thinking of writing it out, how we do it but it is a little too graphic. I do not think everyone will think pleasant of me. So here is a link that will assist you. You can read it.

    Youtube has very graphic videos that you can look under if you need to see it for yourself. Just go to youtube and in the search device type " How to butcher a chicken" and a lot of types of butchering fowl will appear.

    But to cook I use a pressure cooker. I love that pot cause it cooks any age chicken/fowl to tenderness. Adding Green papaya helps with that. Google "Chicken Papaya recipe" and you got a yum yum in the making!
  9. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    Do it!! [​IMG]

    That was the oldest I've cooked recently, and he was delicious.

    I'm getting a 1.5 y/o roo this weekend, and we'll see how he tastes [​IMG]

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather - if you wish, you CAN post in this forum (Meat Birds ETC), title with (graphic), and pictures away. Frugal has a fabulous thread on processing, once I find it I'll link it here.

    Found it:

    the top of the forum is a "Notable Archives" and a few really good threads in there [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  10. chikinmama

    chikinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2010
    Im so wanting to do it. The ONLY problem left- he was an easter present this year to my kids. They will definately know hes missing....... Theyre 9 and 5. It might traumatize someone.

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