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Posted: Tuesday 7 December, 2010

by Rosemary at 12:05pm in Poultry No comments Add your own

We killed and cleaned our first five Hubbards on Sunday. I'm pretty sure all five were cockerels and their dressed weights were 2.62kg, 2.74kg, 2.88kg, 2.92kg and 3.14kg. They were 11 weeks old. Needless to say the remaining six have far more room now.

The six that are left are one cockerel and five hens, I think. The hens are quite a lot smaller, so we'll give them another couple of weeks.

We did pretty good job of it, I think. Dan had a plan and I just did as I was told - works fine for us. I can't say I enjoy it - I did shed a few tears - but once we get going, I'm fine and I know they've been well looked after and had a quick, relatively stress free end.

At least that's Christmas dinner sorted, even if the thaw doesn't come.


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