It seems that our grand experiment has gone a bit off course. We have now cooked 2 of our elderly chickens and still can not get any useful meat off them. I will say we were grabbing at straws with this one anyway. Our chickens were 4 or 5 years old and anyone who tries to eat a chicken that is over a year is usually a bit of a nut. They say that under 4 months is best for good chicken. I kept thinking we could use them for stewing and get something, but no luck. I guess this whole process is one of experimentation anyway and I will eventually run across a system that works for us. We needed our chickens culled and I could not bear the thought of just killing them and tossing them. Now we have the experience to know we can sit down and eat a bird from our yard, and we have found a person to get them to the table for us. Our plans this spring still include a yard full of "eattin" chickens.
Located at 6700 feet above sea level, Skunky Acre Farm is the home of farm fresh eggs, several different varieties of apples and cherries, with dogs, cats, and our two free range boys. We moved from the city to the country and are living the good, if not a little crazy, life.