First Batch

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by barrybro, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. barrybro

    barrybro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Processed my first batch of Meaties. I kept no records this year. I had 25 that ranged from 4 lbs to 8.5 lbs. They were colored broilers from S&G Poultry.

    They are resting in the refrigerator right now.

    They looked great.

    Barry
     
  2. lmblackburn

    lmblackburn Out Of The Brooder

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    I too just processed a batch of roosters, ten of them. 21 week old free range Buff Orpingtons and Barred rocks. Average weight was 4 lbs. All went well, but the plucking took forever...we ran out of propane and I think the water was a bit too cool. How old were your freedom rangers?
     
  3. barrybro

    barrybro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14 weeks. At least 2 weeks too long maybe 4. They were eating like crazy but I think the size was already there.

    Timing was not necessarily by choice but by necessity.

    Barry
     

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