Processing Dual-Purpose Chickens??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Newchickenmom&kids, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do you guys think is best for taste etc...to process dual-purpose birds if you want good meat for something other than stews??
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i went online and it said 12 weeks [​IMG]
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on the breed and how large you need the culls to be. 12 to 18 weeks works well for alot of breeds. Please keep in mind that home raised birds are usually more firm than store bought cornish X and require slower cooking time.

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  4. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That at least gives me an idea!
     

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