How noisy are meaties?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mamma_Duck04, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Mamma_Duck04

    Mamma_Duck04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking along the lines of Cx or Freedom Rangers- but was curious how noisy they get around the 10/11wk time? Do the boys start crowing that early with their faster development, or...? I'm used to layers so count me clueless on meaties [​IMG]

    Thanks for any input!!
     
  2. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the 10/11 week mark they are pretty quiet, they are usually in the freezer.[​IMG]
     
  3. Mamma_Duck04

    Mamma_Duck04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Right, I get that, but I was wondering, would I be looking at a rush because they all start crowing around that time, or are they still quiet in that respect?
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    They are very quiet. They don't make it to maturity to develope any crowing or egg songs, so the most I've heard from them is mild crooning or clucking.
     
  5. Mamma_Duck04

    Mamma_Duck04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So kinda like a nice quiet flock of adolescent layers? (or at least mine are lol)
     
  6. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our meaties are different breeds than what you asked about, but just fyi: The dark cornish (not cornish x) hatchery birds we have began crowing when they were about 12 weeks old. They like to crow and are loud.

    Our red broilers began about 11 or 12 weeks, but they have a softer crow and are less enthusiastic crowers. I don't really notice them much at all.
     
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  7. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cornish X should be in the freezer by 7-8 weeks old. Don't know about the freedom rangers- don't know anyone personally that has ever raised them.
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We occasionally get a cornish x rooster that starts crowing right around processing time but it is still the small short crows that they start with. Other than that, they are very quiet birds.
     
  9. CityGoneCountry

    CityGoneCountry Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Longest mine ever went were 9 weeks and nary a crow here!
     
  10. Mamma_Duck04

    Mamma_Duck04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate all the input on this & putting me at ease [​IMG]
     

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