Rest period?

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

  1. sadies0111

    sadies0111 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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