TBH, I’m thinking about processing 3 of the bigger ones this weekend for dinners next week. The biggest ones were over 5 pounds yesterday. I don’t think they’ll fit in my cone though so I’ll have to improvise something.Halfway there! Glad to hear everyone is doing well.
I have excellent advisors here on BYC. I just listen to you all and learn!Seriously impressed by the rates at which they put on weight. Much better stock than I purchased this Spring. Sounds like you are doing everything right, and the results bear that out.
My first one used to free range a fair bit of the day, following me around the garden. Toward the end we had a heat wave, so I’m embarrassed to say it but she spent the hottest of the days in the living room watching tv in a modified brooder bin.How much (if any) free ranging did your birds do?? My meaties were also no fat, but they free ranged a lot, thinking any benefit they got from that (apart from entertainment and varied diet) was largely offset by the energy they spent hunting food. Also, 25% protein? That's a big difference from my experience, will adjust next time to more closely follow your example.
Once we have a full size chest/upright freezer for storage.