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#62472 - 07/20/05 11:13 AM 16 month old hens....
Sandy Ki Offline
Bantam

Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 58
Loc: Minnesota
Are these hens too old to use for roasters? Are they destine to be soup? They look SO much better than my 3 month old cockerals!

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#62473 - 07/20/05 11:26 AM Re: 16 month old hens....
J. Lee Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 96
Loc: Illinois
What breed are they?

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#62474 - 07/20/05 12:07 PM Re: 16 month old hens....
Sandy Ki Offline
Bantam

Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 58
Loc: Minnesota
Golden laced Wyandeths (sp?)


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#62475 - 07/27/05 09:26 AM Re: 16 month old hens....
J. Henderson Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 674
Loc: New York
Too old for roasting by many months.
General rule is
Fryer: 7 to 13 weeks
Roaster: 3 to 5 months

By the time they are old enough to lay, they are probably best for the stew pot.

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#62476 - 07/27/05 11:11 AM Re: 16 month old hens....
Sandy Ki Offline
Bantam

Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 58
Loc: Minnesota
Thanks!!!!!

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