Cost of Cornish rock chicks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AimsChickies, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking at several hatcheries since thinking about raising some for meat for my family. There is a local who hatches and sells them for $3 each...i know there wouldnt be shipping involved, but still....isn't that a bit much?
     
  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! Check out Hoovers Hatchery we got our Cornish Cross Broilers through and they were $.80 for SR. They have a website. I saw Cronish and I assumed you were doing meat birds but it is a place to start. Very helpful sales people.
     
  3. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they are Cornish Rock chicks? From what I understand, the hatcheries have very specialized breeding strains to produce the Cornish Rocks, and hatching your own at home is not something most people could do.

    Yes, $3.00 a chick is way too much. Look at Welp

    http://www.welphatchery.com/cornish_rock.asp

    That is including shipping. I always order from them and have had excellent results.
     
  4. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! Appreciate the info, i knew it sounded steep.
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Murray sells them at $43.00, ($1.72 each) plus shipping. Their BBQ Special which is all meat chicks is $37.75 or $1.51 each plus shipping. Murray also has a Frying Pan Special which is males from the layer breeds. It is cheap but you don't want that.
     
  6. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind that most hatcheries require you to buy at least 25 chicks at a time. If you only want 4 or 5, for instance, you might as well buy from the local guy, assuming that he's actually selling the same variety (of which I have my doubts).
     
  7. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:I thought that they were laying hybrids only
     
  8. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyers hatchery is a little piece from you but they have 30 Cornish Rocks for $36.90 including shipping.
     

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