How do they get meat bird eggs for hatching???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ragerkid2, May 24, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if the birds only live fore 6-9 weeks how do they get eggs that are fertilized for hatching more?
     
  2. karmlacres

    karmlacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building up a laying flock with the intent of hatching some of the eggs to then raise as meat birds. The other eggs will be consumed.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The modern Cornish X birds are complicated hybrids. They do not breed true, but rather are the product of several different lines of birds that do breed true that are then crossed with each other to produce the terminal hybrid that we raise for meat. You can't produce them yourself unless you have those breeding lines (as many as four I believe) and they are not sold to the general public so far as I can discover.
     
  4. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't that a question best suited for your parents? LOL just had to say that
     
  5. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No....? I think it's a pretty legit question.
     
  6. gevannos

    gevannos Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No....? I think it's a pretty legit question.

    I think that was just humor
     
  7. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know [​IMG]
     
  8. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I was just being silly the person before that post has given an excellent answer. Sorry for trying to be light hearted and have some fun. I did not mean to make light of such a serious question...[​IMG]
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    A.T. Hagan :

    The modern Cornish X birds are complicated hybrids. They do not breed true, but rather are the product of several different lines of birds that do breed true that are then crossed with each other to produce the terminal hybrid that we raise for meat. You can't produce them yourself unless you have those breeding lines (as many as four I believe) and they are not sold to the general public so far as I can discover.

    what he said. You can get eggs from the big factory hatcheries IF you yourself area hatchery and start an account with them, but there is a minimum of eggs you must buy and it's a lot. My friend just went through this and I bought chicks from him this year - the exact same thing but with no shipping!​
     
  10. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    I have often wondered the same thing about such as seedless melons etc ??? [​IMG]
     

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