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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenfeverforever, Jun 7, 2011.
great question! I have a large mixed flock that I plan on downsizing before winter and had been wondering the same thing.
Hopefully someone will have a suggestion.
You could process and eat a sparrow if you wanted to
Are they bantam in size? I Googled the size of a cochin and Wikipedia said "Standard weight is 11 pounds (5 kg) for a cock, 9 pounds (4 kg) for a cockerel, 8.5 pounds (3.9 kg) for a hen, and 7 pounds (3.2 kg) for a pullet." That doesn't seem bad.
I'm very new to meaties - but I'd probably try to process them if it were me. I'm curious to see what others say!!
You could always process and boil done into broth as well. I have done that with my smaller birds. I boil the bones and everything. Makes a nice broth.
We process all our extra roos regardless of breed. If they are bantams or just very young, the wife cooks two or three instead of one. They all taste like chicken.
Ok, I'm sold. "taste like chicken"...
Guess we will be eating some Cochin roos then! Shame I couldnt find them a home but I am more then happ to eat them.
cochins r to skinny but hey it's ur choice
I think they are technically classified as "ornamental" and they look like a walking pile of feathers. It would be interesting to know just how much meat you find under all that fluff.
Quote:I know. And I am not expecting much. But it either eat them or give them away and I cant seem to do that either. No one wants them. I see no need in continuing to feed them when I dont need a bunch of Cochin roos. I will toss them in with the rest to be processed and I will take pics and provide dressed weight and everything.