Hey I'm new to the butchering part of raising chickens. I have 26 hens 2 which are dark brahmas. They are not producing eggs... so I decided to buthcher one of them today and have it for supper. The hen is about 20 to 24 months old and the meat was so tough after I cooked it> I was so disappointed. I fried it. Is tha why? Should I have fixed it another way? Was she too old? I have at least 4 more to slaughter, but questioning why now if the meat is so poor that we can't eat it. But I hate to pay for feed for a none productive hen. I'm having a great time selling eggs. Just today I sold 12 dozen. Any suggestions. Thanks!