Originally Posted by WalnutHill
Cornish x Rock hatchery birds are just nasty. Those coming from Frmboyinthecity should be much, much better, since they come from "normal" for the breed stock, not highly selected parent lines.
The BBB are often pathetic. The recent "development" that has resulted in legs that dislocate and break under the birds' weight, that leads to sudden heart attacks, and that leaves them prone to disease as they have to sleep on the floor, makes me sick. Yet I don't have enough lifetime left to start with pure heritage stock and select one generation per year to develop meatier birds. This is my second year of reverse engineering. I still have heavy boned birds, but they can fly a few feet up. Others are full heritage, small and light. It will probably take one more year of crossing in BB to get breeding stock.
Understand why you're going that route... much respect for what you're doing and why...
Yep, I think frmboyinthecity's will do well for you, it's too hard for me to even look at those 'special bred' meat birds of any kind...
You will soon!!
Originally Posted by BYC910
thank you I sorry last minute thing . Why ????
OH says Happy BDay too... need as many plastic pallets as I can get my hands on ASAP... for duck pens... it's awful and just gonna get worse as the rain increases...
Originally Posted by scflock
Got a bad feeling splash #2 is going to be a cull. Severe case of stargazing, rattly breathing, loud distressed cheeping. All others are very strong, but this one not looking good
Ravyn, before you say anything, the nutri drench will be here Monday. Never quite got around to ordering it last time...
Wasn't gonna say it... cuz the respiratory issues, I think you're right... any that I've ever hatched that had a hard time with breathingor 'clicked' with each breath ended up culled... sorry...
Originally Posted by mixedUPturk
but will it be before i crush my nose?!
Well... maybe not...