Butcher a couple at 6.5 weeks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I got the BBQ special from McMurray 6.5 weeks ago. My folks are coming for the weekend and I would like to have some fresh chicken. Would it be ok to butcher a couple at 6.5 weeks?
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    You can butcher anytime you feel like a chicken dinner. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If they're Cornish X's maybe, but a normal chicken - That's awfully early!!
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Yep you should get a nice size bird.
     
  5. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    They are Cornish X Rocks and Cornish Rocks. I assume the bigger ones are the CRX.
     
  6. MassivelyScrambled

    MassivelyScrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can process at 6.5 weeks. Weve raised several flocks of Cornish X for meat, I hate the messy stinky fatballs, lol but my GF likes them for the meat....Anyway, our last batch this spring was pretty big at just over 5 weeks, so we processed them and they were plenty meaty.
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:looks like the same ? , or are you talking white rock
     
  8. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:looks like the same ? , or are you talking white rock

    Mcmurray sells them as different things, Im guessing they have different strains. http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/barbecue_special.html

    The pic on their site made my mouth water! I don't know the difference, though (between the crosses). I'd be interested in finding out.
     
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  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    looks like they are cornish X rock and CORNISH.....
     

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