When to butcher Hamburg

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Laura78, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    Snohomish County, WA
    I've got 4 chicks that are about 4 wks old and mean as can be to us. They attack when I take out or put in their food and water dishes and fly out trying to attack when I open the door to their brooder. We have them inside and have handled them so I know it's just them being mean.

    So, my question is....What is a good age to butcher them? I've got 1 Hamburg pullet that will be eaten, 2 Cukoo Marans (one is a pullet and the other I'm not sure about), and 1 New Hampshire pullet.
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    They'll calm down once they're outside. A good age to butcher is 15 or 16 weeks.

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