How many meaties you going to raise this spring

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mr.Grantly, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Mr.Grantly

    Mr.Grantly Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping to do over 500. I did 170 last summer and I didn't get to keep as many as I would have liked

    Grant
     
  2. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our youngest daughter graduates college this spring so I'll be doing extras. Usually I'll do 30 birds in the spring and 30 in the fall. Approximately 60 birds is enough for my wife and I. About 10 birds are bartered for something or given away.
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25. 500? You sell I assume?

    ETA: if you don't mind my asking, how did you go about advertising? I'd like to extend my sales to meaties at some point but am unsure of where to start.
     
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  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as many as i can, i did ten last year for the first time and i'm hoping to do 15-20 this year, along with a bunch of quail.
     
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually do minimal 150 per year. 75 spring and 75 in fall. They are worth it too!
     
  6. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking 30-50 in two seperate batches (assuming I can have one of the girls hatch) and planning on a half dozen turkeys. Simon seems to be planning on adding muscovey ducks and wants a couple of geese (first run geese to keep and hatch)
     
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did 23 for our family of 5 this year (my first year with meaties). I will def. be doing more this coming spring. Roughly 50 I would say.
     
  8. kenman

    kenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to raise a total of 100-120 meat chickens. I am also going to increase turkeys to 15-20 and process them at a smaller size. My wife loves Muscovy meat so we will increase them to whatever my 6 duck hens will produce. Along with quail, rabbit, hopefully a pig and beef, we can keep food on the table in a nice variety.
     
  9. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to start with 75 in the Spring, three varieties, 25 each of Dark Cornish, Cornish X, and Freedom Rangers. Might add a fourth batch in there of Buckeyes to make the experiment complete.

    In fact, I think I will! Make that 100.
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I can presell them, I would like to do between 300-400(Cornishes) this Spring/Summer/Fall. I am preparing to send out order forms for them in the next 30 days. We'll see what happens. If everything goes well, I will be doing batches of 100-125.
     

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