BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Meat Birds ETC › Meaties progression pictures
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Meaties progression pictures

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

march 16 2012 am 020.JPGI started my meat bird project a couple of weeks ago. Here are pics of the 1st bunch at week two and the second bunch at week one.

march 16 2012 am 021.JPG

Got chickens ?
Reply
Got chickens ?
Reply
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

Groups one and two are now out in the shed with  a heat lamp, put them all togather with the others that are being brooded, so going on the second week and third week on the frowth of the meaties, the other birds large fowl birs range from age 3 week ( production reds ) 4 weeks ( jersey giants, Buff orpingtons ) and 5 weeks ( welsummer, easter egger cockrel and one welsummer x easter egger pullet)  

This mixture will be the bases for my crossbred meat type bird, that will hopefuly lay decent and mature fairly fast, I am hoping that one or two of the meaty females will grow slow enough to add to the mix.

pop.gif

I would love to see pictures and hear about everyone elses meaties and their meaty bird projects.

Got chickens ?
Reply
Got chickens ?
Reply
post #3 of 6
I will get my cornish cross meat birds next month. celebrate.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

Reply

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

Reply
post #4 of 6

I would get them off that newspaper and unto something with a bit more traction. Spraddle leg is NOT fun to deal with.

Lifelong chicken nut planning on starting a new flock this year
Reply
Lifelong chicken nut planning on starting a new flock this year
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

They are off of the paper, got them onto different bedding shortly after the 1st pictures, they are now in the grow out pen with heat lamps. thumbsup.gif

Got chickens ?
Reply
Got chickens ?
Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

03-24-12 410.JPG3rd and 4th week for the meaties, 4 to 6 weeks on the others.

The meaties are fat and growing like crazy, they are eating their fair share of the feed and someone elses now !

03-24-12 413.JPG

03-24-12 408.JPG

03-24-12 411.JPG

03-24-12 409.JPG

Did learn something about the meaties this week, they can no longer get their heads into a chick feed tray to eat very well, they are too big.

 

Got chickens ?
Reply
Got chickens ?
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Meat Birds ETC
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Meat Birds ETC › Meaties progression pictures