Hi all.

One of my chickens died, from old age, I'm guessing. Does anyone know how to prepare it for cooking, pls contact me quickly.

Thanks, Joe

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Comment by Brother Joe on June 17, 2015 at 17:40

I just heard about that recipe, but didn't know it was called the cockatoo recipe. :-)

Yes, my niece is also highly allergic, but there are always bees around and I've placed the hives so they don't head towards the house easily.

Comment by Pete Vicars on June 17, 2015 at 9:14

Ha ha, too funny Brother Joe.  You could maybe try the old "cockatoo" recipe.   Put the chook in a billy full of water with a meduim sized stone, when the stone gets soft take the bird out and eat what's left.

This will make you smile:  just found out both next door neighbors are highly alergic to bee stings. 

Comment by Brother Joe on June 16, 2015 at 13:30

Hi Pete

the dog didn't want it either, so I cut it up and put some in my protein suppliments for the chooks, one maggot producer and one soldier fly larvae producer.

best wishes

Comment by Pete Vicars on June 16, 2015 at 13:13

Hope you have good teeth Joe!  That's where the term, "old boiler" came from. She's a tough old boiler.  I would only use it for fertiliser myself... Bury it and plant something on top lol good luck.

Comment by Brother Joe on June 14, 2015 at 17:57

Thanks Louise

no I haven't seen that, I'll try to find it

I didn't eat this one, as after I took the feathers off, I saw a large tumor(?) at the base of her neck and her body was quite thin. It looks like the remaining one, at least was the egg layer. Maybe the one that died didn't lay due to cancer(?).

Comment by Louise Staunton on June 14, 2015 at 8:22
have you seen gourmet farmer? there was a segment on there where old mate was taught by 2 local ladys how to prepare his chicken on the farm for eating. I had a quick look but couldnt find it off hand, but it was a great segment to watch if you want to eat and prepare them yourself, not for me though :-)
Comment by Brother Joe on June 11, 2015 at 8:25
oh he said to burn off small hairs after defeathering, if they bother me.
Comment by Brother Joe on June 11, 2015 at 8:25
Just after posting, I thought I'd ring Chris W and he told me to drop it in boiling water which makes it easy to defeather then degut and cook as usual. Though it might be a bit tough and a slow cooker might be best.


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