white rocks for meat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by audrey02026, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    Dedham, Ma
    Hello, I'm really new to keeping chickens and I purchase some dual purpose breeds with the assumption that after they stopped laying that we could eat them. I've been looking around at all the post and now am wondering would they be too ol to eat by the time they are not laying well anymore? I'm thinking they would be 2-3 years old when we would think of using them for meat. Is that too old to b good meat birds? any advice would be appreciated.
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Stew or soup stock is your best bet by that age.
  3. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    At that age they're pretty tuff. Boil them down and shred for: soup, pot pie, enchalada, caserole etc. They'll be too chewy for BBQ, roasting, fried chicken etc at that age.

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