Old wives tale or true?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bawkbawkbawk, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe I have read someplace that the older the chicken, the better the taste. Is that possibly true? It would seem the opposite should make sense.

    But at least in terms of the medicinal qualities of chicken soup, for some reason I believe I've read that an older bird provides more benefit and better taste.

    Anyone know the facts on this?
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Older usually means tougher. An old bird is still edible, and with proper cooking methods, can be quite delicious.

    As for health benefits, it will so depend on the diet of the bird, I don't think age really is a factor.
  3. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Quote:An older bird has a stronger "flavor". Whether it is better is up to you.
  4. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    It's true...

    Older birds have higher amino acid counts wich makes the meat more complex.... more nutrient dense... and because of this you get a higher quality of flavor. I just love soup chickens!!

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