- Apr 16, 2011
Not if you butcher for your own use.Stuff in the freezer?
I would be curious to know if animals needed to be processed in USDA facility?
Ohio not sure about other states.
I usually hatch 15 or 20 out of each pair.
Cull or butcher over half to maintain enough space to allow rest of chicks to develop to their full potential.
More males than females is never a problem if you pair mate.
Best male and female from mating are for my breeding program.
Some of the others I show and sell for breeding stock for others.
My chickens are raised first and foremost as livestock.
Showing is secondary.
We are having if allowed our New Hampshire Breeders Club of America in Knoxville TN Dixie Classic January 30 31 2021 if anyone wants to show or just visit.
Usually large fowl and bantam available to purchase.