when to butcher chickens

SFBayAreaChick

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so this is the first time I'm raising chickens to eat.... but I don't know at what age is good to start butchering.... my chicks are 6 months old and are pretty big....
 

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Welcome to BYC!

I don't butcher my birds, so I am not sure about this. You might want to post this question in our meat birds section for more help with this...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc

Good luck with your flock and happy eating!! Make yourself at home here on BYC and welcome to our flock!
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on try the Meat Bird forum TwoCrows gave you the link to, it is mostly personal preference, like Mountain Peeps said, people usually wait until they are a size they like more than an age since they grow at different rates.
 

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