Older Layers - tough??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I'll be getting my older brahma layers processed tomorrow. They're about 2 years old. Will these be tough? Do I need to do anything special to them? I'm not processing them, were taking them somewhere.

    Just wondering, never had chickens processed before.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have found that the older birds like that are somewhat tougher, so I use them in stews and casserole dishes. [​IMG]
     
  3. midwestchickenwrangler

    midwestchickenwrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this too. I have heard that anything older that a year is going to be tougher. I just had some of my layers processed that stopped laying. I have them in the fridge and will be putting some in a brine tomorrow. This is my first time having fresh chicken. I am planning on either slow cooking in the crock pot or cooking low and slow in the oven with these.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, the Crockpot and the Stewpot are two good things to use. [​IMG]


    Also if you have dogs, feeding them raw to the dogs after about a week of freezing is always a plus, too.
     

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