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Black Broilers - Age to butcher

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ChickenJoeYoung, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. ChickenJoeYoung

    ChickenJoeYoung Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up a few black broilers in December. I am wondering what would be the prime age for butchering these birds.

    What age/weight is best to butcher at?
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know for the cornish crosses it is 8 to 9 weeks. What breed are your black broilers exactly?
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't raised them but I believe they reach butchering age somewhere around 12-14 weeks of age.
     
  4. ChickenJoeYoung

    ChickenJoeYoung Out Of The Brooder

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    The broilers are from Ideal Hatchery. Believe they are astrolorp and dark Cornish.
     
  5. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because they are a mix, the are not going to grow as fast as your regular cornish. So, I'd agree with keesmom.
     

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