Celeste, I tried that. It didn't work for me. I boiled that dang ol' thang forever and it still was stringy and dry. Ick. :) I tried it with old hens too -- no luck there either.
But, I'm done with raising and killing chickens. Since no one around here helps with that, I get stuck doing them all. After doing 10 of them, I'm all chicken-ed out. And to raise them for only 10 meals - nah, I couldn't be bothered. I want someone to invent a breed that doesn't have to be plucked or cleaned. Actually, if just one of those two chores could be taken away, I'd be good witht that! :)
Next time I get chickens, it's going to be only about 3 or 4. Enough eggs for us with a few to give away to our son. And I might get a goose to stay with them instead of a rooster. Does anyone know if geese and chickens are OK in the same pen, if the pen is big enough for the goose?