meat bird project chicks update/pics

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I think these would be considered an F4 offspring, but anyway wanted to share pics of these GIANTS.
    I think they may be to big for my goals, but they are awesome chicks and so far healthy, but at only 3 WEEKS OLD we'll see what the next few months bring.
    The black chick is a standard sized Ameraucana and definately not a runt or bantam, they were all hatched on the same day, just threw him in there for size reference.

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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow they are huge! What breeds are the other two?
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    they are my meat bird project with several different breeds in them.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    come on steve, al, steve, jeff . . . [​IMG]
    tell me how great my babies look!!!!!
     
  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!! They're huge!!! Gorgeous babies [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    now that's what I was looking for! lol [​IMG]
     
  7. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look huge by comparison:D I'm just about to start on my own little project as well, but nothing too serious, and entirely my own use here at home. I using only a single hen and a single rooster, and so far, I have the first three eggs collected. When she lays again today, I'll number the eggs and put them under one of my broodies which I keep solely as living incubators. I always have at least one or two broodies at any given time, but they are quite small, so they can only cope with about four eggs at a time [​IMG] I'm going to put in an egg from one of my standard birds so I'll be able to compare sizes as well, and I'll be sure to post pics.
     
  8. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY nice! [​IMG] Now I really can't wait 'til next year! [​IMG]

    In the meantime, I'm thinking about getting my feet wet with some of the Black Broilers from Ideal. What do you think?
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    personally I am trying to avoid black feathers in my meat line, I think the leftover little black shafts in the skin look horribly unappetizing. So far I am not seeing it with the reds.
     
  10. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red it is, then! I was only looking at the blacks becuase the reds are unavailable until the end of October. Ah well, that will give me more time to construct facilities for them.
     

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