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can i do this, and how should i do this??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by agnes_day, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    ok..my landlady, the one that gave me the chicken that had been dead for hours and didnt tell me..she bought some cornish x chickens because she thought they were laying hens. [​IMG]
    she said i could have one..and i am wondering if it is too old? she said that they are 13 weeks old, and these things are huge! they feel like bowling balls when you lift them. i actually had a hard time getting one of them off the ground.
    are they too old though? i read that they had to be done at around 8 weeks, so i dont know. would i be able to roast it or would it have to be stewed? i have to say, seeing them really made my mind up about getting some of my own this spring!
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its fine, I think the 8 week rule has to do with the feed conversion rate goes down after that age an they start dieing off. All tho there probably a little difference in toughness of the bird I think it needs to quite a bit older to require stewing.

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