How old when we should do the deed ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by swtangel321, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    When I got my baby chicks one turned out to be a rooster, sad to be him b/c we have a few other baby roosters and cant keep em all, At what age can/should we cull them ??? He is a barred rock they are ok for meat right ??
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Barred rocks are all my friend gets for meat birds...she said they are the tastiest lol. She culls hers about 10-15 weeks of age...depending on their size. Sometimes before if you want more tender meat. She loves the younger birds but you don't get near the meat off of them unless you wait a bit.
     
  3. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I culled roosters last weekend. Four br's and one partridge cochin roo. They were causing so much chaos amongst the other chickens. They were about 20 weeks old, so I figure they will be good for stew. I skinned them, as opposed to plucking them. Never again!! To me, it was harder and the meat didn't look as good. Good luck.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks for the help !!!!
     
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whew, I was a little concerned when I clicked on this thread.
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Whew, I was a little concerned when I clicked on this thread.

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    The hubby and I have a baby due in feb, dont need advise on "that deed"
     
  7. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I processed a couple of 14-week-old barred rocks recently. They were phenomenally good oven-fried. Small, but tender and full of flavor.

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  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Wow, looks good !!!!!
     

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