Meat Bird Producers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RoosterGeek, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you get your cornish crosses from? Which hatchery has the hardiest birds from your experience?

    It would be interesting to hear from folks like Jeff Brunty, BigRedFeather and others.
     
  2. keabler

    keabler Out Of The Brooder

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    I get mine from a local farm supply. They are always straight run and cost about $1.10 each. They always throw in extra chicks making my total less, and since i started using DE i lose very very few birds. Also, I feed them a lot of yard clippings and such, so the overall cost is pretty low.
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    do some searches they have answered that question many times [​IMG]
     
  4. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Katy! I posted that on a whim.
     
  5. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get mine from a local hatchery. Sunnyside in Beaver dam, WI
     
  6. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking of trying Schlecht. Good or bad experiences? The prices are half the prices of Mcmurray for the Cornish crosses.
     
  7. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tracy, from the searching I have done, Brunty Farms and others have had very good experiences with Schlecht.

    I've created a Broiler Cost Sheet that shows various Hatchery prices over all and per bird after factoring in shipping costs. The sheet shows prices for 25, 50, and 100 birds ordered at a time.


    You can find the Broiler price comparison sheet here . Enjoy!
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We use Welp.
     

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