Our First Home Chicken Dinner

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ~Wind~, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ~Wind~

    ~Wind~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    91
    Jun 9, 2011
    So a few days ago one of our young roosters went to camp, and this is how it ended.

    Roo
    [​IMG]

    Roaster
    [​IMG]

    Roasted
    [​IMG]

    Dinner
    [​IMG]

    Made us a very yummy dinner. I've had farm raised chicken before and it deffinatly is so much more awesome than store bought. But this was the first chicken that I took from hatch to dinner. He was 3 months and weighed 4lbs alive and 2.75 dressed. We cooked him nice and slow with carrots and potatoes. Yum Yum! Anyways just thought that I would share.
     
  2. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    585
    16
    171
    Jan 15, 2007
    Northern California
    Scrumptious!!!
     
  3. Way to go! [​IMG] It is a great way to deal with the roos in the batch. You can raise MORE heritage breeds if ok with eating the roos in the bunch. Homegrown is better [​IMG] for everyone. Chickens get a better life, We get better meat, and we learn a whole lot in the process. Makin us proud.
     
  4. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

    929
    7
    171
    Apr 25, 2009
    Quote:X2.
    [​IMG]

    Looks GREAT!
     
  5. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    Yummo! [​IMG]

    Your inspiring me to go out and sample one of my excess roos. [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    22,034
    620
    448
    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Good job! He looks delicious. What a wonderful way to provide food for you and your family.
     
  7. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    100
    1
    91
    May 28, 2011
    Kuna
    Funny Thing.....Since I've Had My Chickens (1 Hen-6 Pullets-Re Homed My Roo)...I Have a Hard Time Eating "Chicken" Now...Anyone Else With This "Un-Appetite"for Chicken??? [​IMG] Lol
     
  8. ~Wind~

    ~Wind~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    91
    Jun 9, 2011
    I was really worried that I wouldnt be able to eat it. The first few bites almost got to me, but then I realised it was all mental. I like chicken and farm raised chicken is really yummy so I ate away and really enjoyed it. But that first bite was hard.
     
  9. Gen9

    Gen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    942
    39
    148
    Jun 1, 2011
    NC
    Quote:Me too!

    I have to say, although it looks delish, I could not raise something from egg only for dinner later on - I get too attached to them, too quickly!
     
  10. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

    362
    7
    111
    May 23, 2010
    Webster City, IA
    Nice job!

    We ate our first last week, too and I was worried I wouldn't be able to eat it either. It was fine though. I made it into a casserole so it didn't look too much like a chicken. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by