I want to make chicken stock for gumbo.
In Louisiana, we use old hens. Asking the butcher for a hen or stewing hen is a non-event there, but in the Pac NW, they're proving impossible to find.
If I do find them, they look like they've been in the butcher's freezer for a decade.
Any ideas on where to buy a stewing hen?
Someone mentioned Asian markets, but haven't checked yet.