black astralorps

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MED747, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. MED747

    MED747 Out Of The Brooder

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    How long till theses birds are full grown and able to slaughter
     
  2. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did some of my Blk Aust mixes last weekend, they were between 16-18 weeks. Mine were all roos and dressed out right about 4#. Mine had been free ranging plus had free choice flock raiser.
     
  3. MED747

    MED747 Out Of The Brooder

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    There meaty enough at 14 weeks my hens seem a little on the small side ar 17 weeks
     
  4. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were 19 weeks or so, and while they were big birds, they were not filled out enough (meaning there was a large frame, the muscles hadn't filled in well enough, yet)
     

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