Is this a good price for Cornish Rocks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Wolf-Kim, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The farmer I buy my grains from gets all the leftover broiler chicks from the 4H groups. So each year they get a free shipment of Cornish X chicks. These they raise up and sell. The farmer usually asks $5 for these guys. The chickens are now the size of my standard dual purpose, but I don't know what age they are. They are alive, so I assume they aren't very old.

    What do you think?

    -Kim
     
  2. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your standard dual purpose? Full grown?

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  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. The Cornish X don't stand upright like my dual purpose, but they would probably weigh about the same amount. I'm not certain, I was just eye-balling it.

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  4. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cornish are five weeks old and are about five lbs live weight right now. I bet you would only have a couple of weeks to feed them at most. I would weigh one and see how they do. If they are live of six lbs or more, you can do them anytime! It seems like that is a good price....if you were planning on doing them quickly. I know it has probably cost me that much to get mine where they are now. 100 lbs of broiler chow eaten by 11 birds in five weeks.........16.99 a 50 lb bag.....

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  5. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

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