what do you think?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by abhaya, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I want to butcher some birds next year. I have an EE roo hens are RIR, plymoth barred, austrolops. leghorn and some sexlinks. I want a decent size and tender birds. Or should I get a couple dark cornish pullets and cross those?
    What whould be the best cross for chicks to butcher?
    How many weeks? I am thinking like 12-16
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  2. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    any ideas?
     
  3. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    I'd say 16 weeks at the very earliest. Hoping someone else with some experience will chime in for ya. Seems like I've read others buthering around 18-20 weeks for a regular dual purpose roo. My two EE roos took quite a long time to fill out - not so sure they would be an ideal bird to cross for meat. Seems like I've read others on here mention Buff Orpingtons, Delawares, Barred Rocks, etc. Good luck!!
     

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