Dual Purpose

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Andrew1982, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Andrew1982

    Andrew1982 New Egg

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    My dual purpose birds are 29 weeks old, I got them at 27 weeks old, what will the meat be like by November?
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perfect for chicken and dumplings! [​IMG]
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I would do them now and freeze them.
     
  4. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:More expensive! I don't think you will get a lot of growth between 27 weeks and 45 weeks. I bet you'd be fine roasting the birds at this age, I'd at least give it a try (because I like a roasted chicken). By the time they are a year old, you'll want to be using slower cooking methods.

    That's my take from reading this sort of question and the answers every couple weeks.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Yeah, if you are going to eat them, you probably should do it now and my experience has been that most of the dual purpose breeds are too tough for baking, much better for chicken and dumplins, soup or casseroles. You can can it as well and get some great meat for chicken salad and sandwhiches.
     

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