When to butcher

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Cats Critters, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    My chicks are 4 and a half weeks old and I'll be butchering [​IMG] 4 or 5 extra males there ether CM or BR. When do I Butcher?
     
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  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    For purebred males, it takes them 15+ weeks to get to any decent size at all. I'm assuming these are cockrels missexed from laying breeds?
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Here is why I have the roos : We ordered 16 pullets from Ideal and they sent 6 roosters for warmth.
    Oh yea THANKS
     
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  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you can butcher the extra roos at 20 to 24 weeks.
     

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