How many hours do you withhold food before slaughter?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ssledoux, May 11, 2009.

  1. ssledoux

    ssledoux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it 12 or 24? I think the time is getting near for us, and I need to make a plan.
     
  2. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually do no more than 24 , no less than 15 . You don't have to with hold...it's just way cleaner if you do .[​IMG]
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I do 24.
     
  4. gwennym

    gwennym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read 12 hrs on a website just last week, but for ducks.

    Gwen
     
  5. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    24 hrs, but give them all the water they can drink this makes for a nice job when slaughtering.
     
  6. JohnL11935

    JohnL11935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mid-late afternoon the day before. Plenty of water.
     

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