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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by TexasChickenLady, Jul 24, 2008.
Does it have to be chilly outside inorder for us to cull our extra chickens? Thanks!
I guess it all depends on how you are culling them.
....Scratching my head.....
When I say culling them I mean harvest, kill, butcher....ect. im figuring from 6 roos we'll gather all the meat for one meal.
You can cull your birds whenever you want to eat one. We may do a few when they are about the size of a cornish hen 3-4lbs, but mostly we wait until they reach the size around 8-10lbs. The temp. outside really doesn't matter although it might be easier for you, if you are doing the butchering yourself, if it is cooler. This way the flies aren't so bad.
Either early morning or late in the afternoon for us. Especially here in the South when the temps are around a 100 degrees with humidity. I am afraid the chicken would fry on its own !!
From what I know, people prefer a chill to avoid flies and keep stink to a minimum if you're doing a daylong process.
It's also preferable to do manual labor in cooler weather.
The guy who taught me did it on an 85 degree day.
Ok thanks! Well we'll be eating chickens soon! Chick'n pot-pie anyone?
you know it! i'm in for pot pie!
Heck yea... will it keep all the way to NY??
Quote:6 roos for only 1 meal??? How big are they?