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BR bantam and Sussex as meat birds

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We brought home our first birds on Saturday.  A trio of BRs and a pair of Sussex.

Just wondering how they will do as meat birds.

I bought them specifically for eggs but ended up with 2 roos. (I knew they were roos, he just didn't want to break up the pairs)  So, if we are able to get chicks this spring, would the extra cockerels make good meat birds?

What is the best use for a bantam? They are so small and I'm so green to all this, I just don't know what we should do if we get chicks.

Thanks!


Edited by epona4 - 11/10/08 at 10:34am
Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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In my opinion, all chickens can be eaten. Bantams will just be smaller.

chickens, ducks,, seasonal cornish X, horses,  sheep, a milk cow, asnd a milk goat, dogs,  cats, and eggs in the 'bator.. And the greatest family in the world!
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chickens, ducks,, seasonal cornish X, horses,  sheep, a milk cow, asnd a milk goat, dogs,  cats, and eggs in the 'bator.. And the greatest family in the world!
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Just today I told the DH that we should cull the little OEGB roos.  He thinks they are to small to eat.

They are about 12 wks. old.  Are they going to be tough?  idunno

C.K. @ Wiona Acres

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C.K. @ Wiona Acres

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