Well thats it.... they were processed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mmajw, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I bought 50 meat chicks in June. I knew I only wanted to keep them for 8 weeks and that is what I did. I lost 2 chicks within the first week and processed 48 yesterday. Well I myself didnt do it. DH and friend, they have all the equipment, did it.

    The averaged 7-8 pounds. A lot smaller than I am use to but I bet they will fit better in the crock pot then those 10-12 pounders that I try and shove in.

    Anyway, just wanted to share.......
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Very good! Now you'll have LOTS of meat that will be much healthier for you than the grocery store stuff. I'm thinking of doing that myself next year. Great job! [​IMG]
  3. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    Super M! Glad to hear that yours are a tad bit smaller then usual, mine seem to be also- if its the same flock. I have to say these guys I picked up from you have been healthy and decent (of course I only have 6 with no losses..so far so good)
  4. freeholdfarms

    freeholdfarms In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    Great job! They sound good coming out of the crock pot. What time is dinner?

    Gumpsgirl (Jenny?) plenty of time to go for it this year
    Our next order is due on the 22nd, will be ready for Halloween.
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:I have been battling with Infectious Coryza in my flock and won't be able to introduce any new birds until next year. I could if I housed them away from the others, but I just don't want to chance it. Thanks for that advice and encouragement though! Oh! My name is Stacey, BTW! [​IMG]

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