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

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    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

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    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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