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BR bantam and Sussex as meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by epona4, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    We brought home our first birds on Saturday. A trio of BRs and a pair of Sussex.

    Just wondering how they will do as meat birds.

    I bought them specifically for eggs but ended up with 2 roos. (I knew they were roos, he just didn't want to break up the pairs) So, if we are able to get chicks this spring, would the extra cockerels make good meat birds?

    What is the best use for a bantam? They are so small and I'm so green to all this, I just don't know what we should do if we get chicks.

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    In my opinion, all chickens can be eaten. Bantams will just be smaller.
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Just today I told the DH that we should cull the little OEGB roos. He thinks they are to small to eat.

    They are about 12 wks. old. Are they going to be tough? [​IMG]

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