Hello everyone. I am new to this so bear with me. I had a road island red hen that was eating her own eggs so I butchered her. She was a free range hen about 1 & 1/2 years old. I cut the end out of a plastic bottle and stuck her in it with her head out the bottom and cut her throat. She did not thrash around and bruise herself that way. After the blood drained I dipped her in boiling water and plucked her feathers, then cut her head and feet off then gutted her and cleaned her insides out. I then cut her into pieces, breasts, legs, thighs, ect. I put her in an open plastic bag in the fridg for two days. My wife then dipped her in egg and flower and fried her up. She was beautiful but when we tried to eat her she was too tough to eat. What did I do wrong?