important thing to remember when cooking hen's over the campfire is that
the flames are not best for cooking, the glowing hot coals are. so light
your campfire and allow a good bed of coals to build. Find a 5'-6' long
branch (or sapling), about 1"-2" in diameter, that is preferably forked on
the end. Remove all branches except for about 10" of each side of the fork.
You should now have a tall "Y". Remove the giblets and thoroughly rinse
your bird. Thread your hen, legs first down the length of the stick and tie
each leg (extended) to a portion of the "Y". Salt and pepper your hen
inside and out.
Now, once you have a good bed of coals squeeze butter and honey onto and
into your hen. Prop your bird firmly into place 2'-3' above the coals. You
need to cook the bird slowly and evenly so rotate frequently (every 10-15
minutes), and squeeze with butter and honey often.
When done eat with fingers or fork straight from the stick. I sometimes use
honey as a dipping sauce.