Which one should I get?

aurorarose25

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Is it better to get hens or cockerels? What age do you butcher them at? Do they have bantam meat breeds? Is size the only difference?

Please HELP????
 

saddina

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If you're gonna eat them, gender doesn't matter.

Cornish crosses (cornish rocks, etc. there's a few diff names) are the store chickens, and most likely what you think of as a meat chicken, you'll order them as chicks from the hatchery, and they butcher ~ 8 weeks old.

A bantam is a tiny chicken, a meat bantam... let's say no, but if you wanna butcher some cornich mixes young for "cornish game hens" you can.
 

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