I am ordering some meaties, I think for my first go I will get some cornish x cheaply because I really dont want long term work with meaties, 8 weeks if they make it and in the pan. I am going to make a run/coop that I can dismantle for the summer and put back up in the fall for another batch. I like things to look nice and do not want to be swimming in the pool smelling chicken poop after a summer drench
I did meaties in the winter come summer time they had to go....And they don't really need a run per say. All they do is eat poop and sleep, I had the coop door open and the only one that went outside was the rooster.... There was food out there. Other than that the Cornish X I got from Mcmurry didn't need exercise room. I think I went to 13 or 14 weeks. they were BIG birds.
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