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Butchering dual purpose breeds-when to butcher

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Firefighter Chick, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2011
    Southeast Minnesota
    When do most people butcher dual purpose breeds? my BOs are almost three months old and don't look too meaty yet
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I like to butcher the dual purpose roosters at 5-6 months old. I've found it to be the best compromise for amount of meat and tenderness.

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