What is a "Capon"? and other weird questions.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countryjack, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. countryjack

    countryjack Out Of The Brooder

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    I understand a Capon is a rooster that is fixed. But who do you call to get the "procedure" done? Heaven forbid, can I do it myself? How do you raise them? When are they old enough to grace my dinner table? Is it worth all the trouble? Anyway, guidance is good and I know that this may be a method for managing the rooster population. Comments are welcome
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    The testicles are in the cockrel's abdomen, so it's abdominal surgery, TRADITIONALLY done to young birds with no anesthesia. It doesn't hurt, right?!? The castrated cockrel will grow huge and neuter, and made a very tasty roasting fowl. I saw it done the traditional way in college poultry science class, and both birds died. Mary
     
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