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      We bought a few chickens for a $1 ea., what a steel. They are mostly 1-2 yrs old. The purpose was to use them as meat not eggs.

      I know to boil water to 175 degrees. Place the bird in the water till large feathers pluck easily. Pluck all the feathers.

      The problem is how do we remove the insides. Are the roosters as good as chickens for eating. Also do they cook, bake, grill etc different than store bought ones, and can we prepare them the same way and same amount of time.

      Does the age matter, because we don’t want the meat to be too though. We are used to store bought ones, and what can we expect that will be different. If you have experience with this please share it with us.

      Thank
      you,
      Melissa

    • #397875

      they work better for boiling or baking and if you decide to fry them

      dont fry them in deep fryer it makes them tough fry them in a

      skillet , to help soak them in salt water for a few hours before

      cooking . roosters and hens are the same as far as being tough they

      are both good to eat

      > We bought a few chickens for a $1 ea., what a steel. They are

      mostly 1-2 yrs old. The purpose was to use them as meat not eggs.

      I know to boil water to 175 degrees. Place the bird in the water

      till large feathers pluck easily. Pluck all the feathers. The

      problem is how do we remove the insides. Are the roosters as good as

      chickens for eating. Also do they cook, bake, grill etc different

      than store bought ones, and can we prepare them the same way and

      same amount of time. Does the age matter, because we don’t want

      the meat to be too though. We are used to store bought ones, and

      what can we expect that will be different. If you have experience

      with this please share it with us.

      >

      > Thank you,

      > Melissa

    • #397876

      I know only one thing – from bitter experience. Those are stewing birds!! A friend and I did the same thing (only she had them cleaned out by the time they got to me) and we plucked and cut them up.

      Then I took mine home and fried it. The original rubber chicken! 😉 kym

    • #432901

      Herrick Kimball is a great source for all thing chicken processing. He has a great step by step tutorial on how to butcher chickens along with other helpful tips.

      I have used his tutorials quite alot!

      How to Butcher a Chicken

    • #448050

      Thank you for the reference to the tutorial. I helped my grandmother do it, but have never tried it by myself. After the tutorial, I am confident I can.

    • #448582
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      i completely agree. i love herrick kimballs blogthedeliberate.blogspot.com. he has great simple ideas that anyone can gain from.

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