How long for rhode island red to make butchering size

boggsfarm

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 20, 2009
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I've read a lot of info that the cornish x are ready to butcher in 6 to 8 weeks, but can't find anywhere exactly how long it takes for rhode island red and other heritage breeds to reach butchering size. Can someone please tell me.

Thanks!
 

Bossroo

Songster
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
1,450
25
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Way too LOOOOONNG and too expensive considering your time and hard work to get only a fraction of meat reward that you will get.
 

dirtfishing1

In the Brooder
12 Years
Oct 5, 2007
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0
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Blue Ridge Mtns VA
Hello,

I do all my excess males at about 12 weeks. If they get older they start disrupting the flock and treading the hens.
If they exhibit this behavior sooner they go into the freezer sooner. Also if they get much past 15 weeks the meat starts to get tough on the males. Excess Females get sold off once they start laying larger eggs and bring about $8-$10 each.

Regards,

Dirt
 

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