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"Old-hen meat fed to pets and schoolkids"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greenfamilyfarms, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    only issue I have is they're battery birds. I've got no problems eating a layer past her prime. Do it all the time. My kids do as well. You just cook it a little different.
  2. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    now that explains certain things [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  3. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:Agreed, old hens and mean roos make the best tamales.
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Quote:Agreed, old hens and mean roos make the best tamales.

    [​IMG] I agree!

    They've used old hens to make baby food for years and, until recently, been fed to feedlot cattle too
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:No problem eating them either! Makes excellent chicken noodle soup!

    Look at Campbell's chicken noodle soups, they are made from battery hens too!
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I guess my only issue would be the bones splintering. I plan on eating mine past their prime.
  8. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I don't think theres anything really wrong with eating the older ladies. After a couple of years they don't lay as well and instead of just culling them, at least they aren't wasting them....
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Where is the shaking head smilie?

    Good lord, they make it sound so terrible. Its just chicken, just a little older. [​IMG] I'd much rather they be eaten then tossed. Im sure the millions of starving people in our world would sure love a few old hens to eat.

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