One woman's attempt at living a more sustainable life on 3/4 of an acre in the city....
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chronicle of the meat chicken: Part 4
Well, today we cooked one of the chickens that we raised. They flavor was amazing, but I thought the meat was tough. It was not terrible, just chewier then what I thought it would be and chewier then what I would buy at the grocery store. I don't understand why they are tough. I need to do some research. I butchered them at 8 weeks and 3 days old just as the hatchery recommended. I fed them a high protein food and I made sure they got exercise. If anyone else knows why this is, please let me know!