Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ColbyNTX, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I have never eaten any of my Wyandottes before but I am raising some from my eggs that I would like to eat. What age is good for this breed to be slaughtered? I don't remember how old they are, I think about 12 weeks but I had all the hatch dates in the iPhone but the calander has been erased somehow! [​IMG] I picked one up yesterday and the breast and legs felt pretty small. They were hatched with turkeys so they were on 30% feed for about 8 weeks but are now on 20%.
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The SOP says an adult Cock should be 7 lbs and a hen 5lbs. That is a year old bird. I don't think any of my roos got that big. There are not that big of a bird, so 7 lbs. seem very large to me.

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  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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  5. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any cockerel is too tough for me mom at 20 weeks...so I aim for 17 weeks, and end up with 18 1/2 [​IMG]
     
  6. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Red&Yellow :

    Any cockerel is too tough for me mom at 20 weeks...so I aim for 17 weeks, and end up with 18 1/2 [​IMG]

    I processed a few of my roos at 17 amd 19 weeks - they ran about 3-5lbs, and were tasty and good.

    I have three now I picked up and processed, that are 8 months old. I can tell by their feel they won't be roasters, but they will make fantastic soup birds. They are BIG too.​
     

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