What age do you process cockerals? (dorkings to be specific)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Hennypen, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    I've got 3 young dorking cockerals that will need to go.

    What age or weight should they be processed for best results?
  2. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2010
    We just butcher ours when it looks like there is enough meat on the bones, although we butchered a few Polish, Lakenvelders and such that never would have gotten too much meat on theirs. I called them chicken on a stick, like what you buy out of those convience stores that have food.

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