Caponize ?

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

  1. liddylou92

    liddylou92 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2016
    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

    Mar 27, 2016
    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

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    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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