how many birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 4wdingman, May 30, 2010.

  1. 4wdingman

    4wdingman In the Brooder

    Oct 31, 2009
    HI all
    I am going to order some day old leghorn chicks from a hatchery, and was thinking of getting acouple of meat chicks. As i would only have to pay for the chicks and not postage.
    I am only wanting acouple at butcher time,just to see how they go then i might get some more. Just wondering whats a good number to order if i only want 2 or 3 at butcher time?

  2. barrybro

    barrybro Songster

    May 22, 2009
    SW Michigan
    I would do at least 10.
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I would order 4.

    And would probably have 4 at butcher time.
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I will second the 4. Meat birds aren't very hardy; there's a good chance you'll lose one before processing time. If you don't, invite a friend over to help you process, and send them home with the extra!!

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