best place to get cornish x

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ra, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were is the best place toget cornish x meat birds? we are wanting to order 50 and get them shipped to AR.

    any ideas?

    thanks
    ryan
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    I think all the hatcheries are about the same, sometimes Ideal or some of the others have sales on them.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The best place is the one that's closest to you, but still offers decent rates. All hatcheries get the same birds, as there's only a couple places in the country breeding actual Cornish X's, so go with the most convenient for you, and birds that won't have to travel across the country.
     
  4. FarmerCarl

    FarmerCarl Out Of The Brooder

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    I get mine from the farm store here and they buy them from Townline Hatchery. I raised 26 broilers last year and they all made it to butchering age. Had one crippled one. I just bought 25 more. The chicks are healthy, alert and active. Here's the link. Their price for 100 is really good too.

    http://www.townlinehatchery.com/chicks.html

    I thought they had the best prices until I saw Central Hatcheries price for 100 broilers. Here's that link. I don't know how well their broilers do, but they sure have a good price for a 100!

    http://www.centralhatchery.com/pricelist.html
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:<------- Also getting Townline birds, next week.
     
  6. fairestfinches

    fairestfinches Out Of The Brooder

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    I just picked up 10 Cornish X at my local Farm and Home Supply (FH&S) for $1.19 each straight run.

    Priced better than I could order directly myself and I saved on shipping. They allow for ordering so I can add more if I want. Works out great for me since these are my first meat birds.

    I'm really excited to have my first meat birds, since I have had so much luck with our laying birds. I can't wait to get them big enough to harvest them. (Don't know if that's how ya'll refer to it, but I hunt and that's the politically correct way of saying kill something when you hunt these days)

    My wife and I own a finch breeding business and have been keeping laying hens to provide eggs for our breeding operations, as well as feeding our family. The best eggs I have ever had I might add. We recently had to travel out and ended up eating at an IHOP. While the food was what one would expect when I dug into my eggs I was really let down. . . They really tasted bland. First thing I did when we got home was to make and eat a couple of eggs just to get IHOP eggs as far removed from memory as I could. [​IMG]

    I hope that Cornish X meat birds cause the same problem when it comes to eating chicken meat.

    Sorry If I went off topic a bit. Try your local farm supply.

    Sean
     

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