Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Disappointing Discovery

A disappointing discovery indeed. Our first round of meat birds are NOT meat birds. They have turned out to be most likely White Rocks. Darn, darn, darn. I kept muttering over the last few weeks on their slow growth. When the second round of birds came in and exploded in growth I knew something was up. This really messes up my plans, since we were raising some to sell this year and this will cut out half of what we could have offered. I guess I will keep the hens as layers. Their only saving grace is that they do lay brown eggs. The roosters will have to go in the freezer at some point. One of those little bumps in the road...

1 comment:

  1. You can still use them for meat, you just need to wait 20 weeks instead of the 6-10 for Cornish. Also, you could consider slaughtering them at 20 weeks and making chicken broth from them. Then both the meat and the broth can be processed in a pressure canner for quick and easy meals later.