Meat bird hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Pokes79, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Pokes79

    Pokes79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    I am interested in raising some meat birds that grow rather quickly and hatching them from eggs. What is the best chicken breed for meat and where can I find hatching eggs?
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    The best meat birds by far are the Cornish X and you buy chicks, not eggs. The only other thing I can think of is to find someone who has some eggs from some of the dual purpose breeds. You won't have anywhere the yield of meat, and it will take about 20 weeks rather than six to get one to butchering size.

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