how old is to old to caponize

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by snowflake, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 wk old roos are they to old to caponize?
     
  2. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great question! I have a hard time identifying roos before older than usual capon age. (and don't want to accidentally "caponize" a pullet)
    Hope you get an answer soon!
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] maybe no one else knows either [​IMG]
     
  4. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read the big long caponizing thread in this section. It has everything you could ever want to know. I forget the age, but it's all in there. It's long, but a good read.
     
  5. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 weeks is not too old, but you do lose some of the benefits since they are already developing some roo-ish characteristics by 9 weeks. It's getting close to
    too old' though. As they age the blood suppy to the testes gets more developed, and they can bleed out.
     
  6. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THanks, I am afraid by the time I get tools and nerve it will be to late to do this little guy. but I need to try on the next hatch, cause it is hard to find homes for roos. Wish someone near me did this. would love to learn with help on hand. [​IMG]
     

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