Dark Cornish from Meyer Hatchery

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Country Parson, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning on getting some Dark Cornish. I am not too interesting in having what may be considered "breeder quality" birds. Hatchery chicks are just fine for my purposes. I will be raising these as meat birds, and heard they are active foragers.

    Has anyone ordered these from Meyer hatchery? See their link: http://www.meyerhatchery.com and look under "Chickens" then "Brown-Egg Layers" to get to their Dark Cornish. For some reason I can't get a direct link to that page working.

    What they call Dark Cornish looks a little different from other picks that I've seen.
     
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  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it distinctly says right on the webpage for dark cornish from meyer that they are NOT good foragers and need supplemental feed

    direct quote: "Cornishes do not do well free range without supplemental feed."
     
  3. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eKo, that is one of the reason why I am worried it might be a different bird. Everything else I've heard about DC's is that they do forage well (supplemental feed, IMO, is always a given [​IMG]).
     
  4. Meyer Hatchery

    Meyer Hatchery Out Of The Brooder

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  5. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooo meyer has ranbow rangers now!!! yay! (going to go check em out now... see how much it'd cost to have em shipped here)

    i would maybe just get a couple (DC) and see how you like 'em

    most folks say their CX don't range, and then there are others (myself included) who have seen first hand that they can and do

    try em and see what works for you! [​IMG]


    ETA: still cheaper for me in CO to get freedom rangers from JM/FRH - about $20 cheaper (shipping figured in) for 100 chicks (makes sense since the chicks are about $.20 cheaper from JM)
     
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  6. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:are you drop shipping these birds? or do you have the breeding stock for the birds?
     
  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since they are not available for pickup.... then I would say yes they are drop shipped. [​IMG]
     
  8. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol good notice jeff.... i didn't even look since it was so far away from me to begin with

    and who was that the other day saying men don't pick up on the details?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol... [​IMG]
     
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