Roos Crowing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by OSUman, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    i have some 10-11 week old cornish xes and i was wondering when they would start crowing if they do crow because i heard that that makes the meat all bad and tough
     
  2. wisdom_seeker

    wisdom_seeker In the Brooder

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    Typically they are processed between 6-8 weeks. The crowing itself does not cause the meat to get tough. The crowing and the tough meat are a result from hormones as they approach maturity. You can stop this in 2 ways, Caponization or Processing.
     

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