cornish x chicks....many questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fluffyspots13, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. fluffyspots13

    fluffyspots13 In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2013
    We decided (late in the year) to buy chicks via online to butcher quickly.

    My thoughts are cornish x chicks are the best option for us since winter is fast approaching here...

    But, was wondering if any other breeds give any similar resaults?
    Also, at 8-9wks slaugher age, what is the feed cost on 25 or 50 chicks?

    Are they worth ordering?

    We also would love organic feed...any opinions on the non med. Organic feed at mcmurray or anyone have any online suggestions?
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    Raising your own broilers usually isn't worth the time, money and effort needed to prep your birds for eating. However, if you're going to raise broilers, the cornish cross is for you. They need special feed to keep up from their diets. Check your local feed store broiler feed prices to see your prices. Some people just raise regular hens for two or three years for eggs then butcher them.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Cornish sound right up your alley. They actually do better in the cooler temps.

    Check out the meat bird section, I know there are threads there where folks have tracked how much feed needed for X number of birds.

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