Can you eat any breed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by babyscuz, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. babyscuz

    babyscuz Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got six 2 month old, light sussex x silkies chicks, what would be the right weight to get them too, their 20 weeks on the 7th nov, their for eating. I think most are cockerels
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's just a matter of balancing amount of meat with tenderness of meat. Hard to predict how much meat you'll get with that cross. Personally I'd do them by 20 weeks because I prefer to be able to grill them. Up to you, really.
     
  3. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Tastes like chicken? No, seriously though....we have SC Gamecocks...and they are skinny little nuggets. We already processed 2....they are basically the size of a processed cornish hen. But, those 2 will make a fine supper when we get to that point. I have them re-homed n the freezer right now. Brrrrr...... [​IMG]
     
  4. babyscuz

    babyscuz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks very much for the advice
     

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