Processing bantams? Is it worth the efffort?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Sunny Side Up, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    We've been eating up the extra roos we hatch, but haven't yet processed a bantam. Is it worth the effort for the amount of meat you get? Is it difficult to get your hand to fit inside for cleaning? Would it be better to instead split the carcass down the middle? Are they more tender since they're smaller?

    Most of the time I simply slow-simmer my birds for a few hours and then de-bone and separate the meat for later use. Would that be the best use of a bantam?

    Thank you for you imput!
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Edited for content. If you don't believe in processing please don't reply to processing questions.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 13, 2008
  3. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sure they are! Just pretend like they're quail [​IMG]
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sunny, you are on the right track. Just simmer about a half dozen at a time, take out the bones, add some dumplings, and you will have a feast. YUMMMMM !!!
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Bantams are definately worth processing. They are small and easy to
    skin and clean. You can do it in your kitchen sink.

    One bantam roo can make a small pot of soup or a meal for one person.
  6. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2008
    Lexington, Ky
    Quote:Or pretend they are doves, or young cornish.

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