We need advice!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by TexasChickenLady, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. TexasChickenLady

    TexasChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it have to be chilly outside inorder for us to cull our extra chickens? Thanks!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I guess it all depends on how you are culling them.

    ....Scratching my head.....
     
  3. TexasChickenLady

    TexasChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 !![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. TexasChickenLady

    TexasChickenLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! Well we'll be eating chickens soon! Chick'n pot-pie anyone?
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    you know it! i'm in for pot pie! [​IMG]
     
  9. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heck yea... will it keep all the way to NY??

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  10. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    Quote:6 roos for only 1 meal??? How big are they?
     

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