I processed my own chicken for Christmas dinner. It was a Cornishx that weighed about 15 lbs. It was at least 9 months old, she was adopted after the county fair at the end of August. I soaked her in ice water for about 36 hours after butchering her, and let me tell you it was the best chicken I have ever eaten. The breast melted in my mouth, and she made a wonderful gravy. i have harvested my own meat birds before, but as I am self taughht I didn't know I was supposed soak the, so they always turned out tough. Anyway, I am so proud of my Christmas dinner. Devilled eggs from my hens, a chicken i butchered, pecans i picked, applesauce i picked and canned. I wanted to hear about ya'lls homecooked and harvested meal, cause none of my peepds IRL care.