When should I butcher white rocks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ging3rhoffman, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Im not sure when to butcher my white rock roosters. They are 6 weeks old now, they only look half grown.
     
  2. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about rocks but I butcher my extra roos at 4 months old and they dress out pretty good. Much older than that and they start to act too roostery for me.
     
  3. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure what meat bird i will get next. Im not sure which breed is the best to get. Im going to have 1 rooster a few hens to raise my own meat bird. What kind of meat birds do you raise? I read on here that the cornish rocks dont breed true so im not sure what to raise for meat.
     
  4. chicklips

    chicklips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good dual purpose bird is the buff orphington
     

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