How long to feed before they are processd?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Klwright1122, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2011
    Lillian, AL
    I hav a dark Cornish rooster that I would like to breed with some barred rocks. When is the right age to process
    the babies? I know with Cornish x it is only like 8 weeks, but I don't believe these will get as big so soon, will they?
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    16-18 weeks and they will still be smaller then a 8 week old cornishX bred meat bird.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    there are a lot of it depends factors in there!
    # 1 what weight do you want to butcher at???

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