12 bonus chicks in box- what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alohamoa, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. alohamoa

    alohamoa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Ideal Poultry sent me 12 extra chicks, any idea what breed? Thank you!
     
  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They most likely added production red cockerels to keep your chicks warm.
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    They do look like some type of Production Red so far.
     
  4. alohamoa

    alohamoa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  5. alohamoa

    alohamoa Out Of The Brooder

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    So if they are all going to be roosters, what would be a good age to cull them? I cannot have roosters where I live.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If you are planning to eat them, I would butcher them around 16 weeks. That age would probably be the best balance between quantity of meat and quality (tenderness) of meat.
     
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  8. alohamoa

    alohamoa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. As you can tell I'm new to chickens. My husband is a bird Hunter so I'm guessing we'll butcher and eat them. Can not believe they are 12 males! Oh boy!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Star me Kritten and Queen Misha.

    You can see how little value the hatcheries consider male chicks to be worth.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you're not allowed roosters, simply start culling whenever a bird starts crowing. Some may live a lot longer than others [​IMG]
     

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