I think the hatchery swindled me :( What do you think

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by karobcharob, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. karobcharob

    karobcharob Out Of The Brooder

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    So I ordered some Black broilers from a hatchery 14 weeks ago and none of the chickens are big enough to butcher. I have ordered Black broilers in the past and butchers them at 10 weeks and they were 6-8 lbs. All my broilers in the past had Yellow legs and all of this bunch has black legs. Did I get the wrong birds. Can any one tell me what kind of chickens I did get. The biggest chicken I have is 6 lbs.

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  2. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. karobcharob

    karobcharob Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Do you have any idea of what the chickens could be.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I'm thinking Black Copper Marans.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like possible Black Copper Marans to me, too.
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Black Copper Marans is my guess!!

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  7. karobcharob

    karobcharob Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I was thinking I hope they are Marans I would love some chocolate egg layers. I guess I will find out when I get my first egg. My plane is to keep them for layers, the funny part of this is I spent $24 on two dozen Maran hatching eggs 3 weeks ago that come tomorrow. I will have more Marans than I know what to do with.
     
  8. SEC17

    SEC17 New Egg

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    I don't think you were swindled since Black Copper Marans are much more expensive to buy than black broilers. If they are Marans (they do look like it), now you will get awesome dark brown eggs instead.:)
     
  9. karobcharob

    karobcharob Out Of The Brooder

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    I will take the swindled back but I am going to contact the hatchery just to see what they say and see about getting some broilers for the freezer. I did butcher some of the roosters but I wish I would have waited longer the big ones were still small. I don't think I will have to wait to long for them to start laying I was told anywhere from 20-25 weeks and they will start to lay :) they are 14 weeks right now.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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