8 hrs or 12 hrs

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ElioraImmanuel, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long prior to slaughter do I remove the feed and water.... 8 hrs or 12 hrs?
     
  2. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually take their food away the night before and their water in the morning and then butcher in the afternoon. That way they don't smell as bad when you butch them.
     
  3. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't take their water away!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I try to remember to take their food away the night before. My butcherer appreciates not having to deal with a crop full of food. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    Butcher day is Saturday morning. I'll give them some food tomorrow morning and remove it by 3pm at the latest. 12-18 hours for me. Nice clean birds inside.
     

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