12 bonus chicks in box- what breed?

alohamoa

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Hello! Ideal Poultry sent me 12 extra chicks, any idea what breed? Thank you!
 

alohamoa

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So if they are all going to be roosters, what would be a good age to cull them? I cannot have roosters where I live.
 

Michael OShay

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So if they are all going to be roosters, what would be a good age to cull them? I cannot have roosters where I live.

If you are planning to eat them, I would butcher them around 16 weeks. That age would probably be the best balance between quantity of meat and quality (tenderness) of meat.
 
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alohamoa

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Thanks for the info. As you can tell I'm new to chickens. My husband is a bird Hunter so I'm guessing we'll butcher and eat them. Can not believe they are 12 males! Oh boy!
 

drumstick diva

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agree with Star me Kritten and Queen Misha.

You can see how little value the hatcheries consider male chicks to be worth.
 

donrae

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If you're not allowed roosters, simply start culling whenever a bird starts crowing. Some may live a lot longer than others
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