What Age For Cornish Hens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mtnhomechick, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    My meaties are about 3 wks. old now and I'm wondering when to cull for a cornish hen. What should the weight or age of the hen be?

    Thanks,

    Mary
     
  2. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe you butcher at 2-2 1/2 pounds for a cornish hen (assuming you mean the little, tender birds you buy at the stores.
     
  3. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep... which is about 4-5 weeks.
     

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