does anyone raise both cx and colored broilers?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kelsey2017, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Kelsey2017

    Kelsey2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want just make one order, I can accommodate their different needs, raise them seperately. I just don't want to butcher them all at the same time, so I thought maybe it would break up the big day a bit. CX boys first, then the cx girls, RB boys, RB girls, like that. Does that sound reasonable? Also I would have a great side-by-side comparison, as I have only done the CX before. It means I will be really sick of plucking week after week, but hey it's still better than all at once.
     
  2. EGGTASKTIC

    EGGTASKTIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be fine. I do not think your time line is accurate. I think you will be able to take a week off or do in 2 batches.
    I did a batch of reds last year and IMO they were slow. I was at about 12 weeks till I got the carcass wt I was after. The reds were not as uniform as the white cx. They are very tasty and more like a ckn than the cx.

    To order one batch should be fine and start them together. I would separate at 5 to 7 days old.
     
  3. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to get 5 of each at the end of February. We'll see.
     

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