When to BBQ my roosters.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sidmind, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. sidmind

    sidmind Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2011
    We purchased 6 rhode island reds on march 11th unsexed at Tractor Supply. 4 weeks ago after molting we finally figured out 5 of 6 are roosters.

    Now this is a joint venture between my neighbor and my self so we both have to agree on decisions.(but also share duties)

    I think the roosters are ready to butcher so we can order some hens. But he keeps wanting to wait another month or so fir them to get bigger.
    Today I noticed that one of them is really dominating and attacking the other roo's , he is biting on their combs and not letting go.

    I say it is time for a BBQ. What do you think? How much longer before he starts drawing blood or killing? the others?

    When is a good butchering time for extra roo's?
  2. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    Time for the aggressive one to go on the grill for sure.


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