capons fryer, or roasters

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chick_magnet, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. chick_magnet

    chick_magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to order some meat bird but what is the different between capons fryer and roasters. do they taste different or are they different sizes? i'm thinking about getting Cornish Roaster or Jumbo Cornish X Rocks from mcmurray hatchery. are they a good choice. do anyone knows a better hatchery
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    most are differents ages or sex.

    Fryer are around 8 weeks old, roaster after 12 weeks. Cornish game hens are only 4 week old females. ALL these are cornish X rock cross.

    Capon are rooster that have been cut....
     
  3. chick_magnet

    chick_magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one more question if i get a rooster will he be big enough to dispatch before they start crowing
     
  4. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told if its a cornishX the roosters get bigger than the hens and thats why males cost more than females. I got mine ( just ordered them yesterday so havn't arrived yet) from Welp and the total was 39.00 even. Mcmurray was almost 50 but I live in TN and there aren't many close hatcheries...
     
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    chick_magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i live in tennessee also i'm around memphis how about you. so welp is alot cheaper. can u send me the link for thier website
     
  6. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm closer to knoxville, yeah Welp was the cheapest I could find because they don't have seperate shipping charges and stuff. here's the link if it doesn't work just type it into google search engine. https://www.welphatchery.com/
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Yes long before that.....8 weeks 12 at most and they eat alot between 8 and 12 weeks so best to butcher at 8 weeks.
     

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