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Roosters 101

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Berni, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Berni

    Berni New Egg

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    Hi, Im new here: can a rooster be processed at any season, any day, hot or cold?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep. Welcome to BYC. Mine get eaten if the become too much trouble. So anytime.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep! Whenever you feel the need and have the time.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep.

    I went to bed last night thinking to process a few today. Woke up and it was gloomy and rainy, so I thought they'd get to live another day. Well, we got a break and some sunshine late morning, so I'm now down two cockerels.

    High summer isn't the best, due to flies. They can be a huge PITA when processing.

    Extreme cold also not so great, mostly for your comfort. I'm a wimp about cold, I couldn't imagine trying to pluck a wet bird with cold fingers.

    But from a meat point of view, it doesn't matter.
     

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