Best time of year?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bills, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what are your opinions on what time of year is easiest, and most successful, to raise meat birds?

    I sure am tempted to give it a go, but want my first time to be as problem free as possible. I don't know for instance if the heat of summer will be tough on a bird that is consuming large amounts of feed, and gaining weight so fast. Or for instance if the cooler months will cause the birds to slow the weight gain, as their bodys are using more fuel to keep warm.

    I got the impression that meat bird breeds are not always as hardy as some breeds of chickens. Are some better than others?

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  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    You can raise them all spring, summer and fall on the island. We simply don't get the heat west of the cascades to cause problems. I'm 39 miles upstream from the mouth of the Columbia, around 4' above sea level. So I imagine our conditions are pretty similar. [​IMG]
     
  3. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I imagine the weather there is somewhat the same as here, even though you are at least a few hundred miles south.

    Thanks for the info, that's good to know.[​IMG]
    Bill
     

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