Processing Welsummer Roos

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 1_FnkyFrm, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    I was wanting to know at what age to process Welsummers at? What feed should I give them to get a good size and tasting bird?

  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    well around here most of us call good sized around 6-8 pounds. You're just not going to get that with a welsummer unless maybe he's over a year old, so if size is what you want that's your answer. Best tasting? well that's subjective . . . best tender vs meat ratio on a welsummer I would guess around 4 months old.
    Feed . . . if you want a lot of fat for the dumpling pot load him up on corn, if you want the fastest growth possible give him meat bird grower.

    Me; I would load them on corn and meat bird grower and butcher when they all started crowing.

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