When to process mutts?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Amyh, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hatched two little Barred Rock X Australorp mixes. At this point, they both look like roos, so they will have to go. I'd love to eat them. At what age do I process dual purpose roos?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually not before 12 weeks and most of the time arounf 18 ro 20 weeks, it usually takes that long to put any meat on the bones, IMO.
     
  3. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did my ameraucanas at 5-6 months and they were like 3.5 lbs. Dee licious!
     
  4. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i go with 16 to 24 weeks depending on the individual bird.. dual purpose birds tend to grow bone before adding on muscle tissue so i like to make sure each one has filled out before slaughter
     

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