Did our first Cornish X today, 6 of them...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jossanne, May 14, 2009.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    All I can say is WOW! Those are some great meat birds. They were 8 weeks old, and dressed between 2lb 1/2oz and 4lb 14.5oz. Not sure why the difference in size, because the smallest was a male and the largest was a female. But even the little one is very meaty compared to the 17wk barred rock cockerels we did in February.

    Including setup and cleanup, we got finished within two hours. We had a great morning, and I can't wait to taste the meat.

    Our next order of 25 cornish X is supposed to be delivered the week of June 29, from Ideal Poultry. Can't wait!

    Here's the results of our efforts, ready to sit on ice for a few days before hitting the freezer:
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Congrats! I tell you the feeling of accomplishment after doing any butchering is great...then it is all down hill from there just thaw...cook and eat!
  3. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    [​IMG] Good job [​IMG] We haven't done our X's this year yet. We have 30 roos to butcher to make room for the X's. I can't wait. They're always so yummy [​IMG]
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Those look delicious!! I'm getting hungry just looking at them [​IMG]
  5. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Great looking birds,you did a neat job on them,I processed three yesterday and got three more to get saturday,and everyone tells me how great they are goig to taste,I got them in the salt and brown sugar brine at this moment,,you did a grat job on yours ,,congrats,, [​IMG]
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great looking birds. My only question is, you're starting Cornish X's in New Mexico in June?? How hot is that going to be? I like to start my birds before April, and I'm in Michigan!!
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    It shouldn't be too hot. They'll be here around July 1, when the temp should be nearly 100. But monsoon season usually starts around July 4, and lasts into August. So July isn't usually as hot as June is. I think they'll be okay. They'll have plenty of shade, protection from the rain and wind, and still have adequate ventilation.

    I think this way, I can keep them outside from day 1, and not have to worry about them in the house at all.
  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    They look great. Really nice job!
  9. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Woohoo !! I dreaded our first batch but after we processed them, YUM ! YUM !! Yours look great !! Great job!
  10. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Great looking batch!!!
    Good luck on the next.
    Cornish X Rock!

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