Look What Arrived Today

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Motel Chix, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 103 Cornish X today from Central Hatchery. 1 DOA
    They where $.65 ea. plus 17.62 Shipping. They hatched yesterday!
    They are very active and eating like crazy right out of the box.
    I am trying a new feed experiment. A farmer will grind me organic corn, bean mill, calcium, and minerals for $300.00 per ton (2000lbs) 20% protein. I will feed 1-50lb bag of chick starter and then I am going to feed the 102 birds the feed until gone and then to freezer camp.
    2000lbs should take them to about 8-9 week.

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow, I mean chicken! That's a lot of chicks:cd
     
  3. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    and I thought my 30 that came in yesterday was a handful... you've got LOTS of hands full. [​IMG]

    Let us know how the feed works out...and what they dress out as.
     
  4. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My thoughts exactly! I received my order of 30 from Welp yesterday as well. And yep, they sure do eat (and poop!) like crazy.
     
  5. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, 1 ton should last to about 8 weeks. It will be very close, though, so make sure that you can buy a couple bags here or there should the need arise.

    $300/ton for organic feed? Jeepers! What a great price! And it's a great price on the chicks. Anything that works out to under $1 per chick is a steal.
     
  6. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very happy with Central Hatchery, They don't take credit cards you have to mail checks but, it keeps there cost low.

    I will post updates and Average Weights.

    Here is the Chicks they handle.

    WEDNESDAY is hatch day with chicks for delivery THURSDAY.

    BREED PULLETS ST. RUN COCKERELS
    Sil Go Link $100.00 $60.00 $45.00
    Rhode Island Reds $100.00 $60.00 $45.00
    Hy Line Leghorn $100.00 $60.00 $45.00
    California Whites $100.00 $60.00 $45.00
    Red Leg $100.00 $60.00 $45.00
    Assorted Heavies $100.00 $60.00 $45.00
    Broilers $65.00

    Prices per hundred chicks

    http://www.centralhatchery.com/chicks.html

    I am ready to give my Whizbang a good workout, & the Grill.[​IMG]
     
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a good price on chicks but probably to far to ship them for me.
     
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Be sure your mixed feed has a high enough protein level.
     

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