how big will a 3month old be?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by pringle, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Im getting some ducks from IDEAL,there going to include some males to keep them warm.I want to butcher them before they really start crowing like crazy maybe 3-5months?There probibly gonna be barred rock,dominique roos.Somthing along the line of that.How much will they wiegh dressed out you think?
  2. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    Barred rocks and other dual purpose chickens need to be about 20 weeks before they are really big enough to butcher.
  3. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    I really dont mind exactly how big they are.I guess I might be butchering them at 4 months.I already have an oegb roo and hes a handfull for our neighbors.Im afraid if I keep them past 4 months they will really start crowing.I guess I could make a nice soup out them?
  4. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    A standard bird after 4 months would be smaller then a Cornish Hen.

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