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#1 2015-07-08 04:26:30

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
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About the weight of those cockerels ...

gubi you had mentioned the cockerels should weigh  2 kgs by 13 weeks old. I did weigh three of the boys today and they were 1.9, 2.2 and 2.4 kgs. As I mentioned in the other thread they are anywhere from 12 -16 weeks old. What I didn't ask you, was this suppose to be a live weight or dressed bird? I will be very happy if its a live bird weight that you were quoting. Has anyone else weighed their birds this spring?

XOX Monika

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#2 2015-07-08 10:38:24

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

Oh I am waiting for an answer to this also. :nervous:  As our processed, birds at 16 weeks came in 2-3 lbs, small amount of neck on but no giblets in when weighed.

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#3 2015-07-08 17:52:35

gubi
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Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

live weight


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#4 2015-07-09 01:01:45

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

:excited:

XOX Monika

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#5 2015-07-09 01:16:48

debbiej
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Registered: 2011-08-26
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Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

Island Girl wrote:

:excited:

XOX Monika

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#6 2015-07-09 01:20:30

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

hollowridge wrote:

Oh I am waiting for an answer to this also. :nervous:  As our processed, birds at 16 weeks came in 2-3 lbs, small amount of neck on but no giblets in when weighed.

2 kg = 4.4 lbs  which is 4 lbs 6 1/2 oz  take away 30% average for the offals (I prefer to call them awfuls :P)  which is 1.3 lbs so you should be left with a 3 lb 3oz carcass. A 3 lb bird is somewhat on the small side for family eating but is a fine size for hubby and myself if roasting an entire bird. We usually piece up the cockerels and freeze them that way. Sounds to me like you are pretty close with the 3 lb carcass'

XOX Monika

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#7 2015-07-09 01:23:42

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

debbiej wrote:

Island Girl wrote:

:excited:

XOX Monika

Squab

Oxford dictionary says :


squab
[ skwäb ]
NOUN
a young unfledged pigeon.
ADJECTIVE archaic
(of a person) short and fat.

So Debbie are you calling our cockerels baby pigeons or me short and fat?  :funny:

XOX Monika

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#8 2015-07-09 02:06:59

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

=D

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#9 2015-07-09 11:24:24

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: About the weight of those cockerels ...

:lol: Ours are Bad, Bad baby pigeons.  That is why they go so young :gunslinger:

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