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Can I keep 'fry pan special' roosters all together until processing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DanIndiana, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. DanIndiana

    DanIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    I assume the answer is yes, but I haven't found a definitive answer. I want to try 25 of the mixed breed roosters from Meyer for meat in the fall as a test batch. I know people say harvest around 20 weeks. Will they be fighting by then, or is this not an issue at that age? Thank you all
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    As long as there aren't any hens in sight or within hearing range, fighting will be minimal. They may square off and look tough at each other, but w/out any "tail" to fight over, all should be good.
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 30, 2010
    I keep mine together back about 12 yrs or so ago and they did fine.
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
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    good luck with your project!
  5. opalwednesday

    opalwednesday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    I'm going to do the fry pan special next year, I'm excited to see how it goes with all the different breeds. let us know how it works out for you [​IMG]

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