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Meat Birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chaos18, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

    Mar 24, 2015
    Slowly Losing it......
    Thinking for beginning of next year. What do you guys order, where do you order from and when do you order them?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I usually get Freedom Rangers from Freedom Ranger hatchery in PA. If getting Cornish X, IMHO it doesn't matter where you get them from.
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    I usually order Freedom Rangers as well. I have been really happy with them. This year I wasn't in the mood to deal with 25 of them so I got some Cornish X from a local feed store instead. Good deal at $2 each at 2 weeks old.

    I prefer to get my meaties mid-late August. It's plenty warm outside so no need to heat the babies. By the time it cools off they are fully feathered. No need to worry about heat losses when they near butchering age too.

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