My meaties...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Blue Man Dan., Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Blue Man Dan.

    Blue Man Dan. Out Of The Brooder

    Are going in the Incubator tonight! first time i have hatched chicks, had hens for years though,
    I am hatching 5 Indian Game and 5 light sussex, could i have some opinions on the birds i have picked ?
    Also what sort of age am i looking at for a 4.5 - 5 lb bird before it meets the freezer?



    Many thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably 24 wks
     
  3. Blue Man Dan.

    Blue Man Dan. Out Of The Brooder

    Thats a lot longer than i was expecting! [​IMG]
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah dual purpose take a while. I've never had a sussex to eat, I have two speckled sussex for eggs. They are slow growing, hens don't usually lay until 18-24 weeks.
     

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