When should I start killing my heavies?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rirluvr, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    Greetings and salutations everyone

    I ordered 25 heavies males from Mcmurray for meat. They are all 4 months old now and some have started singing. I am wondering at what age should I kill them?

    heavies=mixture of heavy breeds all roosters.
     
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  2. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could start withe biggest ones now and give the smaller one another week or so
    or if you are gunna do them all at once 16-20weeks is fine just depends on what size you want them
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I once got that All Heavies Special from MMH. I did like Tarzan said, started doing the beefiest ones at 16 weeks and did a few each week afterwards until they were all gone. That was one of the benefits of raising that assortment for meat, the convenience of being able to do just a few at a time while the rest waited and continued to grow until I was ready for them. What breeds did you get? Which ones are the biggest now?
     

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