How big do your BR hens dress out?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by onthespot, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I just dressed my first hen this morning. She was spurred and noisy and today was trash day, so she went. She dressed out at nine and a half pounds, skinned, gutted, wings off and as much fat as possible trimmed too. She was a lot more meat than I was expecting... May have to cut her up and use two crock pots! LOL What is normal dressed weight for BR hens?
     
  2. onthespot

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    She's the one in front.
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  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she was a he if it had spurs
     
  4. onthespot

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    No, she's a she and was full of eggs, and layin 2-3 a week. Never gobbled. But she did kyuk kyuk kyuk very loud, which was what got her picked to go.
     
  5. goosemama

    goosemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old were your turkeys in the photo you submitted? I have turkeys for the first time and they are now 8 weeks and no where near as big as yours. They are on pasture along with our geese & chickens plus get 20% protein pellets. Having never raised or dressed any out before (only chickens) so I am curious to know how long it will take them to get to a reasonable size? I wouldn't mind even 12lbs as that's the maximum size for my rotisserie oven.
     
  6. onthespot

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    That one hen is (was, RIP) maybe heading to two years old, but has not changed really, size wise since she was about nine months to a year.
     
  7. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen+spurs=WIERD [​IMG]
     

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