Butchering by Weight, not age?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Salt and Light, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 20, 2008
    Osteen, FL
    My x-rocks are almost 5 weeks. They are big, some bigger than others. I weighed one of the biggest and he was 3.5 lbs.

    I am curious if anyone butchers based on weight rather than age. If so, what weight?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    fryers we go at 6lbs live wieght, you can take roasters to 10 or 11 you can get them to 15 but they get green tenders, you can eat them, but i cant.
     
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    What are green tenders?

    Guess I could have done a search.
     
  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    the tenders in their breast turn green because they dont get enough circulation because the bird is too big. Its pretty much rotten meat. You can eat it, but i wont. Nothing like cooking a nice juicy chicken cutting it up to find green meat. [​IMG]
     
  5. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Thank you.
     

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