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Culling questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AHappychick, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    how old should my birds be before they go in the freezer? I am hatching Barred Rock chicks and just hatched some Austrolorps and plan to cull all the roos (except for the nicest of both for breeding purposes. What is the tastiest age to do this?

    Does anyone vacume seal theres? I vacume seal everything I freeze but dont think I will be able to fit the whole bird in it. Is there a method or larger vacume sealer that does the job well?

    When you go to collect your birds do the others no longer trust you, even if they dont see what happens to the doomed birds?

  2. cozycritters

    cozycritters Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    I can't answer most of your questions, but our hens seemed *relieved* when we ate our rooster [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    16 weeks to 8 months for your dual purpose breed roos.

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