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cornish x rocks on sale

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickabator, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    HI I just wanted to let everyone know that Meyer Hatchery has a sale going on for surplus cornish x rocks. I just purchased 50 of them and is just cost me 38.00 plus 12.98 shipping. Mine will be here this friday. So if anyone is interested check them out.
    meyerhatchery.com and no I do not work for them I just buy chicks from them. thanks

  2. blue90292

    blue90292 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    wow, that's a $1 a chick. good job!
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    This is so tempting but my hubby will KILL me! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Why? Why did you have to post this?! I can't have meat chickens where I live and want them so badly! Everyone go and buy them all so I won't feel like I have to!
  5. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    I just figured that people would want to know expecially with the price of everything going through the roof right now. I bought 50 and have no idea where I am going to put them I guess we will have to shuffle some of our other birds around to make room they are suppose to be here friday.
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    At what week does this breed get butchered?

  7. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    it says 6-8 but no more than 12 or they start having the leg problems and heart problems. if anyone else know feel free to post more info

  8. chubs

    chubs In the Brooder

    May 6, 2008
    bought 20 for $14.00 from myers with no shipping cost through 4-H
  9. longshot farm

    longshot farm In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    I have found that 8 weeks is a perfect time to butcher. After 8 weeks, the feed to weight gain ratio isn't worth it (from what I've been told), but I have let mine go for 9-10 weeks and the 8 plus pound butchered bird doesn't fit in the vacuum seal bag. Besides, you end up eating chicken for three days straight.
  10. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Songster

    May 22, 2007
    St. Johns, Michigan
    My current batch came from Meyer. I've lost 3 out of 51 at 7 weeks. One of them just turned blue and died yesterday... If I don't lose any more, I'll be rather pleased with that figure.

    Anyway, they all arrived healthy; none dead in the box. As far as Cornish X's go, they seem to be doing quite well.

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