What is a good age too slaughter a jersey giant?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by grayeyes, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. grayeyes

    grayeyes Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2011
    sanata fe texas
    I have jersey giants, and i waited for that 14 to 16 weeks too slaughter, but they looked very boney. I have had these guys now for about 2 years now. i have found waiting till they are 6 months of age has had the best results for the most meat but seem chewy yet not tough. is there a way too speed there meat growth?
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Hi. I'm new to JG but butchered some at 18 weeks. They weren't a bad size but only maybe 5 lbs dressed for the roos. They are suppossed to put on their bulk later than most. They will never have the amount of meat that a cornish x does. Dual purpose birds are going to have a different texture than most of us are used to. With older birds, slower cooking is usually recommended.
  3. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2013
    Fort Collins, CO
    I second that. Try crossing them with a dark Cornish. Or use a pressure cooker.

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