How old should a BO be before processing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Gazinga, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    I have BO's and i am incubating some for meat birds later in teh spring. How old should they be to process them?
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    any ideas?
  3. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good Morning,

    I think it depends on how you want to cook them... fryers get processed earlier than roasters. Some folks will process at 12 weeks for fryers.... 15 to 18 for roasters.... they build bone structure and then put on meat mass. At 12 weeks they won't be real meaty, but will be tender [​IMG]

  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I process by 5 months!

    They get alittle more meat on them: I put in crock pot with 2 cups water & 1 envelope of onion soup mix! [​IMG]

    Hope I have helped!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2009
  5. AmazonDragon

    AmazonDragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2008
    That sounds really yummy!!! [​IMG]

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