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Old 11-04-2007, 11:37 PM   #11
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Poussin - Poussin are 26 to 28 day-old chickens that weigh about 16 oz. each.

Cornish Game Hens - Cornish game hens are a breed of domestic chicken that weigh 16 to 24 ounces dressed.

Broiler-fryers - Frying/roasting chickens are between 2 1/2 and 5 pounds.

Capons - Capons are castrated roosters, 8 to 12 lbs.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:32 AM   #12
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I have no problem finding small ones, 2 - 3 lbs. I like cooking 2 smaller birds, rather than one large one, that way we don't fight over the wings and legs.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:03 AM   #13
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Actually we usually buy the 5 pounders. Roast them and get two meals out of them. But we can find the smaller ones, they usually call them fryers or broilers. And use them for frying, or boning and using the parts. Basically we go with the sales.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:05 AM   #14
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I can shop at 3 Large Chain stores (grocery) and about 3 or 4 smaller local independant chains. Good luck finding a whole bird under 4 lbs!!
I say you're lucky. I love big birds, the bigest birds I can find are maybe, maybe, 3and 1/2 LB. It's practicaly a pegeon IMO. To make really good chicken soup you need and old chicken and that is when they get up to 5-6 lb. I love those.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:21 PM   #15
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Same here as what Breezy can get. I like to get the 6-7# ones for roasting and use the leftovers in other meals, like chicken a la king or a one-dish rick-chicken-veggies mixture. I used the 3-4# ones this past summer when we made wine-butt chicken almost every week.
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