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Roosters are strange

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by CrealCritter, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Apr 25, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    They fight each other during the day but huddle together at night.

    Good thing there is no hen in there with the roos - it would be all out war! I need to get these in the freezer soon!

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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Yum - they look delicious!
     
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    I like that pic, CC....very pretty birds!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    You want them? I can stick the all in a big box and ship them to you :lol:
     
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    moxies_chickennuggets

    moxies_chickennuggets Almost Self-Reliant

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    I love my boys. But, we ate the rotten ones :p:D
     
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    Beekissed

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    I can't afford the shipping....$75 to ship just one full grown rooster, can't imagine what it would cost to ship the whole slew of them! But...I'd take 'em if it were free.... and quickly give them a snug home inside a Mason jar. :D
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Talk to me what size jar and how do you prepare / cook them???
     
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    Qt. jar. I just debone them, cut them into bite sized pieces and can them in a raw pack with some salt and I add a little water so there won't be any meat sticking up above the broth line. I pack them in the jar tightly. Process in the PC for 90 min.

    I use these bite sized pieces of chicken in any and all recipes that require chicken~soup, casseroles, salads, chicken alfredo, etc. The ease of having tender, flavorful chicken that is already cooked, ready to dump into any recipe is just bliss. Don't have to worry about trying to make an old bird tender and juicy..they come out of the jar that way.

    The bones are then cooked down into stock, any meat from those is picked off and canned also. Bones are then given to the dogs. Don't forget their legs..they make the best stock. They also make wonderful dog treats later on or even if you don't want to cook them down, you can freeze them and feed them to the dogs later on.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Sounds very different for a guy who doesn't cook very well. I was hoping for a whole chicken in a jar recipe.
    jgl2wbr98omz.jpg could I do the with big jars and PC?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Have a read here ---> http://theprepperproject.com/two-ways-to-can-chicken-legs/

    The comments are also very good.

    I would really like to get these guys from butcher, into jars, then into the Pressure Canner. I really do not want to freeze them or mess around with cutting them into quarters at all. Am I asking to much maybe? Maybe I could cram 1/2 of a rooster into a1/2 gallon sized canning jars. My wife has several empty 1/2 gallon jars on the canning jars shelf - I just checked.
     
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