BREEDING FOR PRODUCTION...EGGS AND OR MEAT.

ronott1

A chicken will always remember the egg
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This morning we butchered the second half of my Cornish x's. One weighed 5 pounds dressed and they would be 8 weeks old today.

Afterwards I went into the house and was horrified to find the incubator running 143 degrees. I looked at the thermometer inside the incubator and it was as high as it goes. I pulled the cover to cool them down but the eggs felt hot. The temp dial on the incubator was turned all the way up. I'm thinking it was one of the kids. So I'm guessing the eggs are fried? I had seen the temp was okay just a few hours before..... I think. They would be 2 weeks in the incubator.
It depends on how long they were at that temperature.
 

tony4850

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Too wet to work in tobacco so we finished another row of grower-breeding pens
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Turk Raphael

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RON will be back on US soil tomorrow after noon. Can't wait to hear about the wild hog hunts he went along on. Even at his age, he's still a lot of man but I hope he stayed in the vehicle and let the dogs and young bucks take all the risks.


Turk
 

Turk Raphael

Songster
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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The Blue Grass State
I received a forwarded email today, stating that 26 Dark Cornish cockerels will be shipped to my address and they should arrive Wed or Thur. These are to be the fodder for my caponization education. I was dreading this prospect but now I'm looking forward to it, especially with my new 'project' coming together.

Dad was going to bring me 25 of his 'best' young Turken hens for the project but thankfully, I had Jason talk him into reducing the number to 6 or 8. Surely I can find a couple or three likely prospects from that number. I'm not interested in eggs but rather am going to work in conjunction with dad and Jason on producing 'special' meat birds for my household...nothing commercial.
what extra eggs I cant easily give away can be boiled and fed right back into the flocks.


Mr. Jimmy sells eggs to his church congregation so I suspect any over-flow wind up there.

Turk
 

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