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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kywilber, Oct 19, 2009.
Do most of you order day olds or incubate them yourself?
When I got mine they were at TSC and 1 to 2 days old. I bought 13 and only lost one. It was a quick process from start to finish and on my table. I like that.
I got mine from the Family Farm and Home store.
ordered some, hatched some
I am hatching some of my eggs and the roosters will end up as meat birds, they dont have near the feed conversion ratio as a production broiler, I have ordered some broilers from ideal 35 of them, they are due here thursday or friday, and I have 33 eggs that start hatching thursday too!!!
So far just day old chicks. But hope to hatch our own next spring.
what s the most common breed for meat?
I believe the most common meat chickens are cornish and white rock.
The meat birds I have are the Cornish X. I order day olds from a hatchery. Next spring I might try the Rangers, but still all in all, I'll order them from a hatchery. We do have some dual purpose birds, but they are for eggs at the moment.