Which ones to slaughter for the 4th?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Rapptors, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Rapptors

    Rapptors Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some CXs, I am not sure I have issues w/ toughness or not. I need some birds for my dad's 4th of July party. My birds range in live wt for the roo's 7-10.5 lbs and 6.5-8 lbs for the girls.

    Which are going to be the best for fried chicken? What would be best for a whole beer butt chicken? WHEN is the best time to slaughter for cooking late morning on the 4th? I am over thinking this!

    Ali
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Ali-if you planning on having them for the 4th Id butcher now-they need to sit and rest in fridge for a few days to allow rigor and relaxation of tissues....Any of them would work-shoot for the biggest ones first-that way your smaller ones will have some more time to grow:)
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer smaller birds for grilling. The only advantage of cooking larger birds is you have more time to drink beer while they're cooking. LOL
     
  4. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Totally agree!
     
  5. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:seems like a 'win win' situation [​IMG]
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with sonew123. They will taste better. [​IMG]
     

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