Do they look ready to eat?!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momofchicks, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time with meaties and we have to process on Oct. 27th which they will only be 7 weeks old. Anyway, is this how they are supposed to look? Wednesday we weighed a few and came up with 5 pounds on 3 of them and 3 pounds on 1. They look good to me, but what do you think? My husband has named them, BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Baked, Fried. [​IMG] He's so funny.

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  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    definitely edible... eat now, or wait longer if you want bigger birds
     
  3. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like they are suppose to. They will put a lot of weight on in the last couple of weeks.
     
  4. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I call all of mine breakfast,dinner and supper,nice looking birds good job.

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  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Looks good. [​IMG] YOu still have 2 weeks so maybe they will fatten up more for ya.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    i would give it two more weeks also.

    they look like a good size for the age. they also look...JUICY![​IMG]
     
  7. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto on waiting 2 more weeks. It will be well worth it and MORE meat. We always butcher between 8 and 9 weeks.
     
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Quote:We started caliing ours.....nugget, tender, filet, dumplins, crispy, original, fried etc. It is sorta funny. [​IMG]
     
  9. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow their legs and feet sure look white,all ive ever seen are yellow legged birds where did they come from,if you dont mind me asking
     

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