Rest period?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sadies0111, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. sadies0111

    sadies0111 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2010
    So, my hubby finally got the nerve and culled our first rooster. The rooster is around 13 months old. I've read on some posts that a rest period is important prior to cooking for better texture of the chicken. So, how long of a rest period do we need before we enjoy eating our rooster? I plan on cooking in the slow cooker either way. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Until rigor passes. If you can easily wiggle the wings and legs, it has rested enough.
  3. mrs b. bates farm

    mrs b. bates farm Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2011
    this is also my first time..however i have culled 8 so far and the first seven i didnt let rest,i culled them then cookedy them right away with no problems,,but i did chill the last one,,i havent eaten him yet but i cant tell a difference so far..

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