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Black Broilers - Age to butcher

post #1 of 5
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I picked up a few black broilers in December. I am wondering what would be the prime age for butchering these birds.

 

What age/weight is best to butcher at?

post #2 of 5

I know for the cornish crosses it is 8 to 9 weeks. What breed are your black broilers exactly?

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #3 of 5

I haven't raised them but I believe they reach butchering age somewhere around 12-14 weeks of age.

post #4 of 5
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The broilers are from Ideal Hatchery. Believe they are astrolorp and dark Cornish.
post #5 of 5

Because they are a mix, the are not going to grow as fast as your regular cornish. So, I'd agree with keesmom.

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

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Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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