A good haul!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Slinkytoys, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just picked up the meaties from the processer. The 25 Cornish X averaged 7 lbs. of meat each. There were a few roos but most were hens. This time we had the feet, necks and gizzards packaged for the dogs (21 lbs.) but the rest was for us. Yahoo! Not bad for 12 wks. and there were NO flips even though they were raised at 7,300+ altitude.
    Carrie McLean

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  2. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations! Sounds like you did very well! What's a "flip?" I'm just down the road from you in the Springs.
     
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heart attack. The bird flips on its back.
     
  4. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Flip" describes how the bird dies. They will throw their heads back and fall over, usually with fluid coming out the nose and mouth. Congestive heart failure. These were the slow grow cornish x from McMurray. I recommend them for you even though you are at a lower altitude. Neighbors here have had really bad luck with the regular Cornish X, losing as many as half of them before they went to be processed. There's a place in Simla that does my processing, I've been very happy with their work. If you need any help just holler, good to have some Coloradans on the list.
    Carrie McLean
     
  5. siriradha

    siriradha Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh! I'm not interested in going into meat production. I was just curious about the term. Thank you for the offer of help though!
     

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