The naked necks at S & G are the same as Cackle just different colors. I had an ordered placed from there but their location to the USPS made it tough and I had to cancel my order because of heat restrictions and forcing them to ship Expedited which added $100+ to shipping.
My order from them was to be 75 naked necks and 75 rangers. Instead I ordered 150 rangers from JM Hatchery.
Also, S & G is a more expensive as well.
As for weights. Well I processed at 15 weeks. My largest bird was 4.2 lbs and smallest was 3.2 lbs. Avg weight was 3.6 lbs. Much lower than what I was expecting. But it was hot here. Avg Temp while they were alive was 93.4 degrees and 60%+ humidity. So they hardly came out to range during the day and they barely made is through a ton of food in that time frame.
The 25 birds I just did which I started 7 weeks later avg 4.8 lbs dressed. Much cooler 85 degrees but the humidity dropped in half if not more. So felt much cooler and they were out in the pasture much more and active.
And as a side note: I loved raising them and watching them. They are so ugly that they are cute. I am looking for the same experience with the rangers. Hopefully next year I will raise them side by side and for the same time frame.
Edited by anthonyjames - 8/27/10 at 5:29am