Last birds of the year

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by NC chicken man, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We processed our last 50 cornishX this past saturday and they were raised in the barn ,and I noticed that the livers didn't look as healthy as the ones we raised on the pasture we used the same feed,they were a little more brownish looking than the others,the only thing i can think of they did not get as much sun light?

    Aaron
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really interesting, Aaron. Maybe they got more grass and greens to eat on pasture also?

    Let us know when you eat them if they taste different. Fried chickens livers... YUM!
     
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Aaron,

    Could you tell any difference in their size, amount of feathers, or anything else?

    jackie
     
  4. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were not as big as the other ones ,the feathers looked liked the ones raised on the pasture,and the birds were smaller ,we had one dress out 7 lbs this summer but most dressed out at 5.5 to 6.5 lbs ,most of these dressed out 4 to5.5 lbs.I used the same feed local ground with fertrell suppliment .
     
  5. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many weeks old were they when you butchered?
     
  6. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 1/2 weeks
     
  7. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Aaron,

    Is there less pin feathers at 7.5 weeks than at 8 or later? We processed 10 tonight at 9 weeks and the pin feathers were horrible and we scalded them. We ended up skinning them.

    jackie
     

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