Why Cornish X Make The Best Soup

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by PurpleChicken, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Last night I took a Cornish out of the freezer that I processed back in
    October. It was only around 3 to 4 pounds since it was processed at
    6 weeks. I cooked it for 1.5 hours in my rotisserie and had a breast
    and leg for dinner. The rest went in the crockpot including the rotisserie
    drippings. I slow cooked it on low for 24 hours and am cooling it now
    to clean it.

    No other chicken I know of produces this rich a stock. Amazing. Even my
    beloved Colored Range Broilers don't come close to this:

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  2. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum - makes me want soup. Now.

    Absolutely nothing better than home-made stock. Beautiful.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Well get to cookin!! [​IMG] Cmon, that cute kid in your avatar is waiting. [​IMG]
     
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    Soups done pc....and I'm waaaaaiiiiitiiiiing. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Purple chicken, this gives me hope. My cornish X's are 12 days old, and I refer to them as the meatie monsters. They attack me when I feed them trying to get to the feed. I have to remove their feed for 12 hours because they cannot stop eating. When I get home from work, they all have little tumors on their necks from their craws being so filled up. (They shrink by morning).
    I love baby chicks, love my baby hens, but the meatie monsters disgust me. I couldn't imagine why I'd done this, but seeing your chicken stock give me hope. 6 weeks to go....
     
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  6. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:There are a lot of threads here disussing the Cornish "disgust" factor.
    Many of us do get a little grossed out by them while others get SO
    defensive when it's even mentioned.

    I raise a batch each of Cornish, Freedom Rangers, Muscovie ducks,
    turkeys, and standard fryers each year. They all have their pros, cons,
    uses, and tastes.

    Cornish grow the fastest and while they do eat a lot are the most
    feed efficient of all chickens. They also have the most fat which
    make a wonderful soup, broiled chicken, or rotiserie.

    Those little tumors on their necks are their crop. All chickens will get
    that when they eat a lot. My layers come back gorged after free ranging.
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  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    Where's my dinner? [​IMG]
     
  8. plreef

    plreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm going to have to make soup Monday! [​IMG]
     

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