27 X's...and can't wait to process!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Wegs813, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Songster

    May 5, 2010
    SE Minnesota
    We ended up with meat birds last year by accident. I was not so sure at first when I found out what they were cornish x's, mainly because I knew nothing about them. I did my research and was super excited come processing time. Processing time came and went, and do I dare say that I had fun doing it??!! I surely wanted to do more this year. I bought 27 of them yesterday, and all have been sold when fully grown. I would like to do between 200-300, in batches....but first I need to wait for the snow to melt, and build some extra living spaces!
  2. blueskylen

    blueskylen Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Most people complain, but sometimes it is fun to raise the cornishX - i started with 15, then 25, then 65 , this year 40. the 65 last year were just too many for the space that I had. i have a few disappointed neighbors this year because i decided to raise them for family only - too much work unless you want to go into business. i have found that i could sell every chickent that I raise, but just don't want to take it up full time. there definitely is a market for home raised and they don't necessarily have to be completely organic - people just seem to want them raised as naturally as possible, fed good feed, and have clean living conditions for them.

    Good luck with this years batch!!

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