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Contemplating doing in the extra roos from the hatches this year

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Maidservant, May 18, 2009.

  1. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My question for everyone is how do you kill them? I like things to be quick, efficient, and as painless as possible.

    So, give me suggestions! It will be a few more months until they're big enough to be worth it (since these aren't really meat birds).

    Thanks,
    Emily

    PS - I'm a big softie, so keep that in mind when you make your suggestions please! I am ok with graphic, but there are some things that I will not do.
     
  2. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Don`t wait for them to put meat on, then they`ll be tough and still won`t have much meat on them (compared to cornishx). Process them early, and you won`t have as much, but it will be edible!
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm doing the same thing, at 12 to 16 weeks.
     

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