6 Month old Cornish X processed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Southerngirl, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    We let 6 of our Cornish X from the spring go to 6 months to see if there was a difference between processing at 10 - 12 weeks old. The younger the better we have found. The older X's when skinning them were tough and the meat was darker; not only that but the breast size was smaller than the younger ones we had processed; ours were allowed to free range in the yard. We did not weigh the older birds but the younger ones dressed out between 8-10 pounds on 20 % protein feed. The younger ones were kept in a portable chicken tractor. We will always process at 8-12 weeks for sure !!! Just FYI for anyone else who was wondering how the ages compare [​IMG]

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    looks like he is saying, "What-you-talkin-about, Willis?"

    thanks for the tips!
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Good to know, my FIL keeps telling me to let some of mine get older and now I have the proof. That chicken looks angry!
  4. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:Probably not anymore!

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