Caponize ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by liddylou92, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. liddylou92

    liddylou92 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to the meat bird idea and very confused. I was looking at Cornish cross and a website said they didn't need caponized. I was also looking at Red Rangers and wondering if they "need" caponized. I don't think I really want to get into that. What happens if you don't caponize?

    Thank you!
     
  2. MannyB

    MannyB New Egg

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    You don't need to caponize cornish cross because they will never get old enough for the male hormones to be an issue with meat quality.
     
  3. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, you don't need to caponize Rangers. It's completely optional. Some reasons to caponize non-commercial breeds are: reduce aggression in young roosters, control genetics, reduce noise in your chicken keeping, and of course those large tender older birds.
     

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