Meat birds, Meat birds got some questions on meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by MRNpoultry, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. thewobsers

    thewobsers Songster

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    have a question.
    planning on butchering 2 cornish x this weekend and wondered if we need to restrict their diet?
    we took food away this morning and its really hot here today...
    is that ok or not?
     
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I would keep them off feed for 24 hours before butchering but keep water available. Makes it a little less messy it they haven't eaten anything.
     
  3. thewobsers

    thewobsers Songster

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    thanks,
    followed your advice and all went well... the crop was harder to get to, but it was less messy.
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    What a fantastic, informative post. I've learned a lot reading all these questions and replies. THIS IS GREAT!
    THANKS, ALL!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  5. sunshynnn

    sunshynnn In the Brooder

    We learned a lot, also! Great thread [​IMG]
     
  6. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG] Oh yeah, that they will! That's one of the main reasons our excess roos go to freezer camp, to get them out our hair and off the hens!
     

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