Chronicles of Raising Meat Birds - Modern Broilers, Heritage and Hybrids

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jolenesdad, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    They just like doubled or tripled the price to send chicks express, too. A lot of breeders aren't doing it anymore.
     
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  2. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    Just got scanned into the Houston hub! My local is already closed, but, they've called me at 3:30/4AM before, so I am hoping that will happen tomorrow morning and it's not a total loss!
     
  3. Morrigan

    Morrigan Free Ranging

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    :fl

    Yeah, the stress of waiting for shipped chicks, then finding dead chicks, is why I've starting doing shipped eggs. It's a low yield, but I'd rather deal with busted eggs and some wonky air sacs than subject chicks to all that stress.
     
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  4. slbenter

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    If you took pics and posted them in your post on the previous page, the link is broken I think.
    Can't see them anyway, on my 'puter.And that makes me sad, because Delawares are a breed I'm looking into, to have when this house and coop get finished. :jumpy

    ETA: Ya fixed it!
    Adorable chicks, but that baby human takes the cake! Precious!
     
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  5. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    They made it!!! Early 5 AM call from the post office that said “they’re biting my fingers and alive!!!” :lau

    +1 for the hardy specialty broilers of Moyers. 26/26 arrived alive!

    Right now they’re alternating between eating and sleeping and eating so I just put food everywhere for the morning. Little multi-taskers.

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  6. Morrigan

    Morrigan Free Ranging

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    They look great. I'm excited to get my eggs from Moyers next week.
     
  7. Bookworm0124

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    Today's processing day. Because I'm doing them myself and I have an 8 month old I'm working during nap times so my goal is to do at least the three cockerels. I haven't weighed them lately but they're pretty heavy at 7 weeks. If my day cooperates I'd like to do the pullets Sunday, and then the pekins Tuesday so I can keep fridge space lol. Or I'll just pick up some ice and put them in a cooler. Aside from time, another constraint will be my back lol. I wasn't able to get the table I wanted yet with adjustable legs and hunching over at the processing table hurts after a while lol.
     
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  8. Bookworm0124

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    So excited to see how these do for you!! I probably won't get to them this year because it's getting a bit too late in the season here. But they're on my list for spring.
     
  9. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    Good luck!!!!!! How are the Biels growing???
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    OhBoy..I know that song.
    Good luck with nap time!
     

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