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

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    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

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    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

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    I second that. Try crossing them with a dark Cornish. Or use a pressure cooker.
     

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