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

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    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

    Mar 6, 2010
    Greenfield, Indiana
    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

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    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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