Tomorrow is the day

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Southern Gardener, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Songster

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    we process our red broilers and let me tell you I can't wait! It's hot now and they STINK! I doubt I'll ever do these birds again.
     
  2. chix4smokin

    chix4smokin In the Brooder

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    how old are they? be interesting to see what they weigh.. mine are 8 weeks old along with my cornish x. the cornish will be on the chopping block next saturday [​IMG] .
     
  3. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Songster

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    Mine were 10 weeks - I would have kept them a week longer, but it's so hot here now - the high today is 96 and the flies are unbelievable!

    We got up at 5:30 this morning and started at daylight and finished 16 birds by noon. My mom came around 9am and pitched in - she can pluck a chicken in no time flat. I haven't weighted any - I just wanted to get the job over with. What a nasty business! They are now in two ice chest and I'll package them for the freezer tomorrow. Not sure that I'll ever do this again.
     
  4. gaberdeen

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    Gonna give my cornishes 2 more weeks which will make them 10 weeks old. Bought these by mistake at a tsc not knowing anything about chickens when I bought them. How often is it that you get to eat your mistakes?
     
  5. ohiofarmgirl

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    mine are about a month... but they are already sealing their fate (as if it werent already!)... i went in there this am with feed and they started pecking at my feet! go ahead little chickie... heh heh heh.. i'll have the last laugh....
     
  6. I won the bid on the book on how to build a chicken plucker machine . . .I would happily share the book with someone, if they would like. Just pay the shipping, which shouldn't be too much . . . I can make a copy and take it in to be weighed. PM me.
     
  7. Kezzie

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    Quote:Ummm...is that a copyrighted book? If so, copying it most likely violates the copyright.
     

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