RIR time

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Poppafrog, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chirping

    Jun 28, 2011
    Horn Lake MS
    I have 13 RIRs and it looks like I ended up with 6 of them being roos. They are 12 weeks now. At what age are they ready for the frying pan? Are they good to eat or do I need to find them a new home?

  2. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Songster

    Dec 1, 2009
    They will be ready when you are, they are good to eat, just will make nice fryers. Not as much meat as a bird you will get in the store but should have a better flavor. I would say between now and 15-18 weeks.
  3. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Songster

    Dec 6, 2007
    This past Tuesday I slaughtered 14 Plymouth Barred Rocks at 17 weeks of age. Out of the 14 birds I froze 23 lbs of meat. The breast were small, leg quarters much larger than I expected.

    I used the back and wings to make 21 pints of stock, that I canned today. I simmered the backs, wings, celery, carrots, and onions over night in my roaster. Turned out great!
  4. Chick15

    Chick15 Songster

    Apr 21, 2011
    We just slaughtered ours this morning at twelve weeks.... we had a 1.11 pound one, a 1.13 pound one, a 1.14 pound one and i dont remember how much the other on weighed but it was between 1.11 and 1.14, they were all RIR.

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