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#1 2011-11-13 23:24:56

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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EO Roo in the Oven

I just put the only EO roo I butchered in the oven, complete with home made stuffing, home grown potatoes and carrots and later will also put homegrown and canned pickled beets. I'm very proud of the meal- even the herbs are mine. The only thing not from our land is the celery (too lazy to grow it this year) and the bread (we ate it all). Oh and the salt and pepper!  He looks to be a nice meal, has just a nice amount of fat. He weighed 4 lbs 3 oz dressed. Tomorrow I will be making stock with all the back, necks etc and it will be chicken soup for dinner. We did 12 roos and a guinea and parted everything but the EO, a Sussex (3 bs 8 oz) and the guinea (2lbs 4 oz). Looking forward to dinner! MD, can you make it lol!?

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#2 2011-11-13 23:44:40

JaerhonChanteclerEuskies
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Hope he tastes well Susan


Mainly raising Norwegian  Jaerhorn’s, Partridge  Chantecler’s, White Chantecler’s,  Euskal Oiloas, Ameraucana’s, Wheaten Maran’s, Barred Rock Cochin’s, White Silkie’s , Saxony Ducks, Rouen Clair ducks, Australian Spotted Ducks Lavender Guinea Fowl, Welsh Mountain Sheep, Cashmere Goats and Texas Longhorn Cattle.

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#3 2011-11-13 23:44:45

Maggiesdad
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

I don't have my passport  :oops:

I'll be there in spirit thought! :eat:

If things go well maybe we can compare notes come Mid March... :chook: :applause: :chook:

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#4 2011-11-14 00:03:46

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

MM sound delicious :eat:  Enjoy it!  :thumbsup:

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#5 2011-11-14 00:31:14

Susan
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Isn't that terrible- I don't have my passport either- quite a homebody, I am. I'll try to remember to take a pic at least to share!

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#6 2011-11-14 12:55:59

Susan
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

I took a pic, but will post it later (too early right now to turn on the computer :) ). Dinner was lovely! The stuffing was so moist and flavourful as were the potatoes that cooked underneath. The meat was very flavourful but a bit overcooked on the drumsticks. They were chewy. Normally my kids like the drumsticks best, but this time preferred the breast meat like I do- it was great!  Next time, I would roast it lower and slower with some liquid in the pan and covered for part of the time. All in all, it was a great meal- today- chicken noodle soup!

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#7 2011-11-14 13:49:37

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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

I have found the chickens I raise can be a bit "chewy" on the drumstick too Susan. I think it's because they actually used their legs for activities like running and jumping on perches etc. :P

I hope your family appreciated the lovely meal :eat: I roast the bones in the oven for about an hour in a pan (no water, no lid) to develop some extra flavor then boil them to make the broth.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#8 2011-11-14 14:26:16

Susan
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I'll do that PG! Thanks :)

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#9 2011-11-14 16:59:12

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Ours can be chewy on the legs too, you could always wrap them in bacon... :eat:

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#10 2012-05-14 01:36:22

Maggiesdad
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Well I joined the gubi club today!

We had a delicious Mother's Day EO dinner tonight. Big Red, my roo with weird legs went out last Tuesday at 25 wks, 7lb 4oz sans head and blood. I aged him in the fridge, then roasted him in an oven bag at just under 250°F for 3 hours, stuffed with spring onions from the garden and dusted inside with coarse black pepper and garlic salt, and a little cajun seasoning on the outside. After 2 hours I just kept shaking a leg through the bag with a pair of tongs every 15 min or so until it turned loose (mom's time honored way of checking doneness on turkeys).

Oh my! :eat:

DW said the flavor took her back to her childhood... (in a good way!) to me, it was just like a mini turkey - and I :love: turkey!

I am really going to enjoy this project.  I'm not nearly as worried now about being successful at breeding - I just need to be successful at hatching! :whistle:

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#11 2012-05-14 01:45:24

Susan
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Lol. Sounds divine MD! And always nice to have a back up plan! :)

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#12 2012-05-14 01:46:20

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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Oh my your making my mouth water :eat:  I wish I had a place close to process my extra roosters, as I have no problem eating them.  Shhh don't say anything to Lindy :whistle:

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#13 2012-05-14 02:16:36

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I hope olive egger roos taste as good. I have 2 that are just begging to come to dinner. :funny:


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#14 2012-05-14 02:22:10

Lindy Lou
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

I CAN HEAR YOU!!!!


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#15 2012-05-14 02:29:38

Susan
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Ah Lindy, I am with you. I can't kill anything and rely on my "henchman", JCE's mom. I actually have to force myself to eat them, and never seem to have a big appetite when I do. I said I would raise our own food, but still have trouble with it.

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#16 2012-05-14 03:16:06

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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Congrats!  We had a 1 year old EO roo as chicken noodle soup on Friday he was very good too.  What is an oven bag?  Sounds interesting as we skin ours and the leg that is on the top in the pan dries out a little.  I might be doing some hens this year it seems I have 4 or 5 pullets in my second hatch with curled feet!  I was hoping they would be cockerels!!!  3 of them are severe and I can't sell them with a clear conscience to a hobby farmer.   Lucky for me the 5th batch here all 15 hatched with good feet.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#17 2012-05-14 03:38:01

Maggiesdad
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

They come in different sizes- I used the poultry size. It keeps all the juices in for a moist slow roast.


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There he goes! We'll get two more meals out of him, salad then soup.

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#18 2012-05-14 11:28:24

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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Lindy Lou wrote:

I CAN HEAR YOU!!!!

:oops:

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#19 2012-05-14 11:29:10

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Sounds delicious.  :eat:  What a wonderful day and meal! We know the food is good there from experience :applause:

I know if we have given the roos a good life here, I don't feel too bad about it.  To keep them all, is hard on the hen and the other roosters, the alternative is not hatching any more :sad:

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#20 2012-05-14 14:39:40

debbiej
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

I've found that home grown roo's have tough drumsticks comes from using them :P, I often put meat in a pottery casserole, lid on, in the oven at 200 or 225 degree in the morning and leave it in till supper time, long slow roast always ends up with fall off the bones tender

After you make a flavorful broth, make homemade noodles with your fresh eggs, it's so easy put flour on the counter 1 cup flour to one egg a dash of salt and a tbsp olive oil, mix, knead till smooth, let the dough rest covered for about 20 minutes, then roll out and cut , drop into your homemade stock and cook for about 6 minutes at a low boil, closer to a simmer, makes the best chicken noodle soup

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#21 2012-05-14 15:47:55

Lindy Lou
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

I am working on my thing about eating my birds. I have hatched some EO's and I have at least 4 Roosters. Now I may be lucky in finding new homes for one or two but the age old problem will remain. What do I do with the extras. My Dh will do the dirty work because I don't give him any choice in the matter :oops: but I still have this thing about eating them. We raised some meat birds last year but personally I think they taste awful. They were butchered at 10 weeks old but they taste rubbery to me. Maybe it's a mental block. I didn't get on first name terms with any of them either!!
So.....How ever much I tell myself I raised them to eat them......I would rather have an omelet :whistle:

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Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#22 2012-05-14 20:59:04

Maggiesdad
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

:hug: LL - I wish I could give you some of this Tarragon Chicken Salad I made today...  I believe you'd come around sooner than you think!

It is divine! :love:

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#23 2012-05-14 21:26:29

Lindy Lou
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Oh I'd be very happy to eat your chicken. It's mine I have a problem with :funny:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#24 2012-05-14 21:52:53

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: EO Roo in the Oven

Well how about a roo swap for the squeamish to trade. :eat:  Your eat theirs they eat yours....

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#25 2012-05-14 22:09:34

Lindy Lou
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:funny:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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