I processed four roosters that were 4-5 months old and two old hens that were 3-4 years old. The Roos were mixed breeds, but the laying hens were too (they were EEs). I cooked all of the feet, necks and extra skin in the same pot for about 3 hours. The younger Roo feet broke down, but the hens' feet are still totally intact after all that cooking. (Hens feet are the blue ones.) Did they not cook down due to age (3-4 years old instead of 4 months old), or do blue feet seem to cook differently? Did I get any beneficial nutrition out of these feet since they didn't break down?