Leghorns

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sarahs31, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I'm pretty sure I've got Leghorns as 4 week old chicks and I've got brown egg eater snobs. Question is: Should I raise these to eat? Leghorns are usually pretty skinny, no? Is it worth the $$? I'm sure I can rehome the pullets but roosters? Any idea on food conversion for the chicks? Off to order real meat birds. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns are very skinny. I do not think that it would be worth the money to raise them for meat. They do lay very well though.
     
  3. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was thinking....[​IMG] Most of my customers are brown egg snobs so may need to rehome these at some point. With the chicken craze being what it is, it shouldn't be a problem. I'll probably keep the pullets thru the winter and see....I just don't know
     
  4. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the leghorns these days are for eggs and top out at about 4lbs.

    You could keep those leghorns around for yourself and cross breed them to a RIR or BR roo and make youself some sex links.

    no guessing at that point and you'll get a good brown egg layer out of it.
     

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