Meat bird development (Week 9) - 10 lbs 11oz! Done. Whew!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tomsgonefishin, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. tomsgonefishin

    tomsgonefishin Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a link to some pics of our meat birds over the first 4 weeks. My kids are measuring them and weighing them each week as a homeschool project. They really do grow fast compared to the layers we got on the same day.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/tomsgonefishing/MeatBirdDevelopmentWeekly


    Take a look at the Week 5 pics. There is a Delaware pullet that is also 5 weeks old for comparrison of growth rate.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I raised jumbo cornish from MM this past fall. I tried to keep up with their weight but with 27 it just got confusing. LOL

    Good luck with your project.
     
  3. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that bogles the mind. TY for posting that.
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    they are so cute , but so darn taste [​IMG]
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy Fried Chicken, Batman, those are huge at 4 wks. [​IMG]
     
  6. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    amazing, a foot tall at 4 weeks!
     
  7. got-horn?

    got-horn? Out Of The Brooder

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    Those were great pictures!!!
    Now I know what I have to look forward to.
    Thank You for sharing them.
     
  8. tomsgonefishin

    tomsgonefishin Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad you all liked the pics. I'll post the next 4 weeks in early April.
    The largest one was 3.6 lbs at 4weeks old. The smallest one was almost a pound
    lighter. I didn't think there would be such a size variation within the group.
    We only have 7 of them for our first batch.
    Tom
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Very good pics. This is a very educational post.
    Chickens are one of the best lessons you can give a kid. I can't
    say enough what the chicken thing has done for my son.
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Glad I clicked on this thread, the only one I have read in this section EVER!
    I have a few questions...
    #1 What breed is this exactly? Is it a Cornish X like the poultry producers have?

    #2 I notice the feathering looks sparce. Is that because he is getting feathers in or what I am assuming is because of the massive growth?

    #3 What are you feeding and what % is the protein?

    #4 Do you plan on continuing photographing the growth/weight of your birds and if so, for how long? I would love to see how the alternate caring of your bird varies from the "industry" birds.

    Your bird looks very healthy. Makes me sad to think these rescued "broilers" (that I have) could have looked a bit more normal like yours (though I won't be eating them!).

    We have Bob in the house right now due to a pecking issue (poor fella was getting picked on) and he is about 4 mos old and weighed 12 lbs last night.
     

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