What Age is Right for Freezer Camp?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PapiChoso, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. PapiChoso

    PapiChoso Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sure this question's been asked a million times, but at what age should I start making my yardbirds pay their rent? They're about 18 weeks old now.
     
  2. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you tell us which breed(s) you have, the advice you get will be better.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Good question..
     
  4. PapiChoso

    PapiChoso Out Of The Brooder

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    The breeds in question are partridge rock and blue laced red wyandotte.
     
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    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote would be that you're at a great age to butcher some and see how they turn out. What if you did a test run with a few birds for size/flavor? What have you been feeding them on? Are they free range or tractor? Straight run? Any idea of weights?
     
  6. PapiChoso

    PapiChoso Out Of The Brooder

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    I think a test run sounds like a good idea. I have a few extra cockerels I've been feeding them Purina Flock Raiser (I've got ducks too). They also have free access to grass, bugs, etc.
     

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