Our stewing hens are truly an old-fashioned traditional favorite. These are older flavorful free-range hens that have lived a full life on pastures during the summers. Stewing hens are sought after for their superior nutrient value that comes at a lower cost. Stewing hens need to be cooked at a low heat for several hours before they will become tender. Stewing hens yield delicious meat and rich, flavorful chicken stock.