Processed 3 SPPR roos

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PEI chicken, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. PEI chicken

    PEI chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all

    Dressed the remaining 3 silver pencilled plymouth rock roosters a couple of days ago. Finally got this done over my Christmas vacation and between snow storms. The 3 weigh 18 lb, so averaged 6 lb each. These were May and June birds so were ~7 months old. I soaked them in ice water for 2 days and bagged them for the freezer tonight. [​IMG]

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    I am keeping 10 hens and 2 roosters. 6 of the pullets are laying and the rest should start later this month.

    Happy New Year to all!
     
  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look good, nice job! [​IMG]

    So are you running a sustainable flock or just eating the extras?
     
  3. PEI chicken

    PEI chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Wyodreamer

    I had more roosters than I needed, so gave some to my daughter to raise for meat and raised the rest myself.

    I am keeping 2 roosters for breeding next spring and 10 hens. All but one are spprs. This is more of a hobby for me, but I really like the feathers on these birds, and love the fresh eggs.

    Happy Winter!;)
     

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