Caponize ?

liddylou92

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Feb 6, 2016
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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!
 

MannyB

Hatching
Mar 27, 2016
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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.
 

Jamie_Dog_Trainer

Songster
11 Years
Jul 8, 2008
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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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