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Best hatchery for cornishX

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ultasol, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    I've been reading about some of the issues backyard chicken members have had with growth in their cornishX this past year. I did a pen of meat birds this year, and want to do more in 2010. What hatcheries have provided you with cornishx or broilers that have performed consistently year after year, or batch after batch?
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    we are selves were not happy with the performance from welp hatchery,
    they just didnt grow as fast as we wouldve thought, but the taste was unbeatable
    i am not trying to dis welp just giving are experience, i hope this helped you some,
    i think we are gonna try murryy mcmurry meat birds next
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had great luck with Meyer and Mt Healthy, both in Ohio.
     
  4. tnchicken

    tnchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks are like a box of chocolates.....you never know what you're gonna get. [​IMG]

    Seriously, I have had good and bad batches from the same hatchery. For CX, the hatcheries are pretty much at the mercy of two or three companies involved in the development of the CX- whether they are just purchasing eggs or the parent stock.
     
  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    Quote:i ve heard the same said
     
  6. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    McMurray satisfied us for ours.
     
  7. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    central hatchery
     
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    When is the best time for you to order and raise them for next year?
     
  9. Scot1458

    Scot1458 Out Of The Brooder

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    which is the hatchery with the colored ranges? How do they compare to the regular Cross X?
     
  10. henningheather

    henningheather Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered from Central hatchery in Nebraska both times we did them. Of the 93 in the boxes that shipped to us, 93 went to process with no losses in 10 weeks. We also fed ours 12 on and 12 off and I do know that makes a difference but very healthy birds have been our experience.
     

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