When is a good time to process rooster you cant keep

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Bock_Bock, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i have had this rooster since it was a chick back in november but now i have 2 neighbors complaining about my chickens so i have to get rid of them (its just weird for 2 years no complaints then all of a sudden 2 neighbors at once, it my stupid neighbor next to me he is such a chicken butt lol, i think he talked to the neighbors behind me to say something i really hate people like this) well enough with that rant, well anyways so i was wondering at what age is good to process a rooster is 6 months too young?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    6 months is a little old, dual breed roos can be ready in 16 to 20 weeks

    Git er done!
     
  3. Big George

    Big George Out Of The Brooder

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    At six months his getting kind of old. You might want to let it rest in the frig two or three days. I would then marinade in yogurt (if grilling)
    oa vingar based marinade. If you've got a neighbor issue procees that rooster THIS morning.
     
  4. mjjobbins

    mjjobbins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, people have been cooking not only young roos fro hundreds of years but for some recipes, a roo at least 1 year old is necessary. check out this video on traditional "coq au vin":
     
  5. C-Dub

    C-Dub Out Of The Brooder

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    Good info and GREAT video.

    Thanks for sharing...
     
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    thanks everyone for your answers it will be taken care of real soon, i think i am going to keep my other birds i dont care about the neighbors but i am going to process this rooster
     
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Invite the neighbors over to help you chop, pluck & gut the rooster. If they do, then invite them to the fresh chicken dinner.
     
  8. mjjobbins

    mjjobbins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm glad if y'all found it helpful. [​IMG]
     
  9. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I processed a Naked Neck roo at 8 weeks. He was small. But he tasted like chicken.
     
  10. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you get rid of your crowing rooster, and your local laws allow chicken keeping I don't think your neighbors can force you to get rid of all your chickens.

    As far as whether they like it or not, I would not care at this point. They sound like vindictive jerks.
     

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