Tomorrow is the day

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

  1. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Songster

    May 2, 2008
    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

    Mar 14, 2009
    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

    May 2, 2008
    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

    gaberdeen Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Byram, NJ
    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

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    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

    Kezzie Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Coastal Georgia that a copyrighted book? If so, copying it most likely violates the copyright.

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