What to do?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jaj121159, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 150 Cornish X broilers in three different tractors on pasture. Processing is scheduled for next Wednesday. I have six broilers that are very small, barely Cornish hen size. My processor said I should just cull and dispose of them. I am thinking I will hold these back and give them some time to grow up. I have more to be processed in a month. What do you think? Process, cull, or wait?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed 'em!
     
  3. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd just hold them back for next time. And make sure they don't have worms or cocci!
     
  4. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They seem happy and healthy, just little. Had one I held back earlier this summer. I fed him for 8 additional weeks and butchered him at 10 lbs. live weight. My last batch is from a different hatchery (I'm lucky we have two hatcheries in town, no mail delivery for broilers), so we'll see how this batch turns out.
     

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