Age to process extra roos?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Happy Chooks, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry I searched and couldn't find anything.

    What age do you process your extra roos?
     
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Most of the roos I process are standards & mixed-breeds. I do them at around 20 weeks of age. Sometimes as early as 16-18 weeks if they're really nice & meaty already, sometimes as late as 22-24 weeks if they're slow growers. Mine average 3 pounds dressed, with an almost equal amount of dark & white meat. They're always tasty & tender because I let them rest in the refrigerator for 2-3 days before cooking them slowly with lots of moisture.

    I hope yours taste well too!
     
  3. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, we butcher them at 16-18 weeks.

    ETA: We brine them for 24 hrs or age them refrigerated for 24-48 hrs.
     
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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks.

    ETA: First time for everything.
     
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