What to do with an 8 month Rooster?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Illia, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Hey, I've got a troublesome BR rooster, he's maybe 8 months, no more than a year old, can't even be 10mo yet. . But he needs to go. Is he too old for good food yet, and just a rooster for the pot, or is there anything else I can do with him (food-wise)? I'm not the biggest fan of stew, but homeraised rooster is pretty good either way. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We take our hens that have slowed down laying and butcher them and use them for chicken and noodles. They are sometimes 3 years old. If you boil them, take off the meat, and make chicken and noodles with it then it makes a great meal. We just put 7 in the freezer this past week.
     
  3. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some options....

    - Make Coq Au Vin (Chicken in Wine). Cooks a long time, tenderizes the meat, includes veggies and crumbled bacon....and it's delicious!

    - Pound boneless breast meat out thin (this tenderizes the meat) and use in a Chicken Piccata recipe.

    - Cover with water, cook until soft. Debone and use meat in a meatpie. Make gravy for the meatpie from the stock. Or make chicken and gravy over rice.

    - Canning: Debone and can the meat - perfect for any recipe using cooked chicken. Cook the bones down with onons, celery and carrots for a stock. Can the stock, then use in soups, stews, beans, or any recipe requiring chicken broth.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Thanks for the suggestions! Today is his day, so I think we'll use the bones for stock, and tenderize the meat for something good - the Piccata sounds interesting! [​IMG]
     

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