I guess 5 extra days won't make a difference.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Denninmi, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    My order for 25 Cornish x and 6 turkeys was going to come in today or tomorrow. Since I hadn't heard from them, just to verify, I called a few minutes ago -- now not coming until next Tuesday.

    Bummers. I was all ready for the McNuggets.
  2. LuvMyBLR

    LuvMyBLR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2010
    New Boston, NH
    Thank you! now I know what I'll be calling my Cornish x's!
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Quote:Well, I figured I might as well make this relationship clear from the get-go.[​IMG]

    They'll probably even go in plastic bin brooders for a couple of days out in my garage on top of or next to a certain chest freezer that will figure prominently in their futures.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
  5. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    When it comes to July/August heat, an extra week of dog days of summer does make a difference in production and/or health. I would postpone my venture by a few more weeks.
  6. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    I have the Freedom Ranger version chickens coming on the 16th. I wish mine were sooner as well. The anticipated date would've been the 3rd, I believe.... but the best laid plans... you know how that goes.

    Good luck to you and your birds. I have a feeling I'm going to need the same after this crazy week of hot weather we're having.
  7. fair weather chicken

    fair weather chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2011
    just think in 8 weeks they will being going to freezer camp. we have about 2 or 3 weeks for ours. we have one customer from last year and one new one from this year who are in for such a treat. good luck with yours.
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Quote:That's not an option, they're already ordered from the feed store, so I'm committed.

    Overall, I'm not too worried about the weather/heat. As a rule, summers here are more likely to be cool than hot. Our normal is only 10 days above 90, and our peak average daily high is 82 in July. We as a rule don't have the blazing hot summers that are common further south.

    And, the NWS forecast for the summer here is below normal temps with normal precip. Doesn't mean it will happen, but they tend to be reasonably accurate with those.

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