Oh That White Meat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Homesteading_Bound, May 16, 2009.

  1. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We processed a few roosters about 2 weeks ago. Lots of dark meat...However very good...I know part of it is the type of chicken.

    Processed 3 of my meaties last weekend. WOW!!!!!

    Now that is the best chicken I have ever tasted.

    We ate chicken at least 4 to 5 X a week before I started raising our own....so we have tasted some chickens...Store Chickens...

    I cannot believe the difference in Texture, Taste, Flavor and Color. There is no "Dark Meat" per say. However all the meat is juicy and flavorful....

    Did I mention it taste Mmmm Mmmm Good.

    I never thought I could raise my own...But I am...

    My meaties are free range and spoiled ( That's my need not there's). I do and give to them....and in return they give so much more to my family.

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  2. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats fantastic,.. I wish more people would post pictures of their meat birds!

    They look very happy, and I'd say relaxed but don't all Cornish X's look relaxed? [​IMG]

    Don
     
  3. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Store-bought really grosses me out. Now you know how different a fresh chicken is. There really really is a difference in taste, texture and smell.

    Good for you [​IMG]
     
  4. cindyanne1

    cindyanne1 Mother Goose

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    I think it's wonderful that you give them such a good life while you have them. [​IMG] It's the way I feel toward meat animals, also. Love them, spoil them... give them the best life you can... and they will then give back to you when the time comes.
     
  5. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your response reinforced why I wanted to post on my expereance...Because it has been so positive....

    Plus...and it's a big PLUS...

    I know there is that "fear of the unknown" because I experienced those feeling. There's a bunch of negative press and "stuff" out there about raising them.

    True...they can be a walking time bomb or unhealthy...I found it to be a balancing act...observing them daily and adjusting as needed.

    I totally am realistic that the next batch could fail...I need to get several flocks under my wing before I can talk true...

    However, for now...this is my experience [​IMG]
     

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