difference in chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by eman, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    We smoked 120 lbs of  leg 1/4s last Saturday for a charity car show.

    Went to the store to get the wings and we brought all they had thawed. There were 2 different colored bags .Both 10  lbs and both labeled chicken leg 1/4s. was red bag  ( smaller 1/4s) and yellow bag , (slightly larger 1/4s). We separated the thighs and legs

     We smoked 4  loaded  racks in a lang clone at 220 - 240 for 5 hrs. we timed it by the loaded rack.

    The 1/4s from the red bags were perfect ,dripping w/ juice and tender. the 1/4 s from the yellow bags were juicy but tough, put the 1/4s from yellow bags back on for 2 more hours .Still juicy but TOUGH. I remember mama talking about never buying a hen unless you were going to boil it tender.

     Anyone know the difference in the chicken in the different color bags? If they were hen wings would there be a difference?

    The brand name was the same for both colors of bags.

      Thanks , Bob
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  2. I'm thinking it is going to have something to do with the age of the bird[​IMG]

    Happy smoken.

  3. what brand of bird was that? possibly sorted by age of bird.
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Maybe they were laying chickens and not meat chickens      [​IMG]
  5. hell maybe u just got a bag o' rooster! lol.

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