Meatbirds

By willheveland · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. willheveland
    Meatbirds
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    Although we raise chickens for eggs for our familys use,meatbirds are our specialty.
    We perfer the Cornish-X because of the rapid growth,large breasts and their quality meat.
    A Cornish-X can be raised from hatch in as little as 6 weeks depending on the size that fits your needs.​

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    We buy day old chicks from hatcherys and raise them in our brooder.
    They stay in that brooder until 4 weeks old or until they feather out.
    We usually buy egg layers at the same time for the kids to enjoy long after the others
    are in the freezer.
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    We think one of the best ways to raise meatbirds is in a chicken tractor.
    The tractor is moved alittle each day so that it is always on fresh ground.
    This is one of the cleanest and most heathly way to raise a meatbird.
    Once they are in there,they can stay til processing time.​
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    Notice the large legs needed to support the large heavy bird.
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    Many people ask"Why choose cornish over a standard heavy breed?"
    Why not just raise standard heavy breeds and butcher the roosters?
    We will show you why.Below is a Cornish-X and a Standard Heavy.
    Both are male,hatched same day,fed same diet,housed together.

    3days old

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    2 1/2 weeks
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    3 1/2 weeks
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    4 1/2 weeks
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    7 weeks
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    8 weeks
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    From this
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    To this
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    In 8-10 weeks.
    That's why we choose the Cornish -X for our familys needs.
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    We hope you liked our page and chickens too,we think they're cool.
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    If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything-Aaron Tippin​

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