old rooster stew...too old?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by malia, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. malia

    malia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2008
    Was wondering if my 7 month old rooster would be too old to even make a stew out of. Shoud I just cook and feed to the dogs. Yesteday I went out to gather the chickens that escaped from an open run door and he attacked me, very aggressively. I could not get him off. He continued to attack almost all the way to my back porch. I will not rehome an aggressive rooster and I won't kill him and waste his life. So I promised him dinner, or should I say would be dinner.
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Very eatable. Is that a word?

    You can't make proper coq au vin unless the rooster is 1 year old. And I know people who regularly stew 3 year old birds for soup. They get vericose veins and look 'wrong', but theren't nothing harmful with eating them.
  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
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  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I think "edible" is what you were going for ... [​IMG]
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Of course eatable is a word! I use it all the time even though they tell me that I shouldn't say eatable, more better, and close the lights.

    No bird is too old to stew!
  6. francisfarms

    francisfarms Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2008
    my word that I made up when I was with my ex boyfriend was "freshtables" fresh vegetables it is ok to make up words when we are looking for the appropriate one and it just does not come out:D
  7. malia

    malia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2008
    Thank you all...this will be our first culling and dressing.

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