meat birds quick question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kywilber, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do most of you order day olds or incubate them yourself?
     
  2. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    I got mine from the Family Farm and Home store.
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Day olds.
     
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    ordered some, hatched some
     
  6. Tad

    Tad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!!
     
  7. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far just day old chicks. But hope to hatch our own next spring.
     
  8. kywilber

    kywilber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what s the most common breed for meat?
    Cornish cross?
     
  9. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the most common meat chickens are cornish and white rock.
     
  10. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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