cornish in the fridge resting! most are 7/8 lbs!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by maf2008, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah..... ! [​IMG] We just got our cornish x in the fridge and will rest 24 more hours. Most are easy 7/8 lbs and we ended up with 80 cornish and 1 culled rooster just 3/1/2 lbs they were 10 weeks old... should I go to 12 weeks next batch do they get much bigger

    I fed them turkey show food 22% protein and lots of veggies fruits from the farmers market- also LOTS of corn and they are very Yellow and buttery looking! [​IMG]

    Who has the BEST ideas for making my first cornish cross? I was thinking .... mmmm buttermilk marinade and over cornbread dressing.....? what are your ideas. [​IMG]
     
  2. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooppppsss I MEANT TO SAY 18 cornish x not 80!!!
    I was excited! [​IMG]

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  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd say fried, but it's tough to fry the parts on a bird that big! Although, you COULD stick it in a turkey fryer.
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I usually roast mine. You can fry them but you need to simmer them long enough before they get thoroughly done.
     
  5. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice slow BBQ with jerk sauce (molasses and hot spices type of sauce) ........ Turns into a good sticky mess..... 4 more weeks before we have some more wings
     
  6. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see that Cornish are the best based on size of these suckers! Fried, Baked or Grilled, I am hoping for a good taste. [​IMG]

    I do have about 20 more "red broiler" and I want to see how big I can get these as well..... by end of october I am guessing they will be 7/8 lbs dressed at about 12/14 weeks. If not I will keep to age 16/20 weeks to be sure to get a big bird.... [​IMG]

    I figure... If I am going to raise chickens... I want a lot of meat out of it and 4 lbs just is a waste of time IMHO.... [​IMG]

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