What Age For Cornish Hens?

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

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

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