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Processing Dual-Purpose Chickens??

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

  1. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Songster

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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 Songster

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

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

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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.

    bigzio
     
  4. Newchickenmom&kids

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    Thanks! That at least gives me an idea!
     

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