What age should I butcher my roosters

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by yoker, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do you butcher your dual purpose roosters at?
    Breeds like:
    RIR
    BO
    BR
    SS
    Thanks
     
  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold my first group of 5 RIR roosters at 7 months old--I am sure that they were eaten. I butchered the snd group at 7 months, did it myself. I think some others here take them older, but mine were becoming a nuisance.
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:BO's and RIR's at 5 months-thats when I did it the others I have never had:-(
     
  4. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks anyone else?
     
  5. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Might want to check this out:

    http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/cookingwheritagechicken.pdf

    I've so far done 15 and 19 weeks, because that's when those particular roos were driving me nuts. I have two left, 20weeks today, that so far are behaving properly, and shall live as long as they do so [​IMG]

    There is no "right" time, or rather, ANY time is the right time. They are delicious!
     
  6. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link it sounds interesting.
     
  7. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    Thanks for the link. [​IMG]
     

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