Roosters to butcher

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Roosters to butcher

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:53 pm

Hi
Going to try butchering our roosters
At what age does everyone butcher their roosters
They are Easter eggers and are 3 months old
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Re: Roosters to butcher

Post by Killerbunny » Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:35 pm

I did my BRs at 24 weeks. Came out around 4lb. EEs may not have the meat on them at that age. My Salmon Faverolles around 16 weeks were <3lb but OK for us.
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Re: Roosters to butcher

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:58 am

Ok. Yes you are right. I’d be lucky if they weighed 4lbs live. Lol
They are going through soooo much feed now
Might have to rethink butchering them 🤔
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Re: Roosters to butcher

Post by WLLady » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:31 am

i do in all my extra cockerels at about 20-24 weeks. doesn't matter the size....usually the leghorns have zero on them (they do at any point usually)....if you get them onto a good grower/finisher ration with a bit of corn you can put some weight on them to make it worth while.
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Re: Roosters to butcher

Post by Killerbunny » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:14 am

Gamebird Flight COnditioner (aka Yummy food) works really well. Costs a bit but zero waste because they love it.
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