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How old do they need to be?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Cherlyn, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    Brand new to this. I have two 12-week old and one 10-week old BOs cockerels. They need to go, before next week. They are still too young to process for meat, right?

  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    They can be butchered at any age. They may be a bit small, but edible nevertheless.
  3. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    You can always make soup out them. Slow cook the carcas until the meat falls off. Then pull the bones out and go from there.

    If they have to go by next week, there aren't many other options. You can cull and eat a day old chick if you don't want it to go to waste. Just won't get much out of it.

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009

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