Andalusian Rooster- Looks too skinny to eat? Too mean for flock

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JackieinYorktown, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. JackieinYorktown

    JackieinYorktown Out Of The Brooder

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    He is a terror and I have him separate from the girls. Also crows non stop. So his new name is "dinner". Except he seems awfully scrawny. I have never eaten one of my chickens before soI may not be the best judge.
    The boy is now about 11 weeks old.
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    They are a big rooster and they grow bones first then meat. If you can wait a couple weeks would be better about 17 weeks. I fully understand the whole crowing thing. I'm not a fan of alot of noise in the morning even worse is an all day crower. It takes all my last nerves to go through a growing cycle. I actually almost made it, but I cut a deal with an Amish friend and now most of the annoying roo's are gone.
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    or you can make a lovely pot of chicken and dumplings from him!
     
  4. JackieinYorktown

    JackieinYorktown Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I will let him go for a few more weeks,
     
  5. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree. It will be the best soup you have had- full of vengence [​IMG]
     

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