When Should I Butcher?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shepherd, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. shepherd

    shepherd In the Brooder

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    I have a ton of roosters, all I need to know is how old do they need to get for the best meat?
     

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Columbus,IN
    Well we need to know what type of roosters they are ?? I am assuming they are a standard and not a cornish x or freedom ranger.. If that is the case then around 20 weeks would be best ,... If they are a fast growing bird then 8-12 weeks ...
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    I start my extras at about 17 wks to 26 wks depending on what breed they are.
     

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