Meet my birds for meat experiment

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by eldonrgv, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Males: 2 Dark Cornish and 1 Buff Orphington
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    A Couple of my Madisons:
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    A couple of my White and Barred Rocks:
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  2. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This are the offspring of my birds hatched on 12/17, 12/24, and 12/31. Still got another batch due on 1/8.

    The dark colored are Dark Cornish/White Plymouth Rocks.

    The light colored are Buff Orphimgton/Madisons.

    Ill be posting weekly pics.

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  3. Molpet

    Molpet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will be interesting to see the weekly weights for the different crosses
     
  4. bullets

    bullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes me too! What us your overall plan. Do you plan on breeding the f1s to another breed or back to a parent? Subscribing!
     
  5. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know. Still waiting on a digital scale I ordered the beginning of Dec on eBay.
     
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    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to cull and keep the largest of both crosses and breed the DC/WR with the BO/M cull the offspring and x with Cornish Parents. Still another 2 years at least but have all the time to do it.
     
  7. bullets

    bullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds really exciting. I'd be glad for updates :p
     
  8. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should be receiving my scale and numbered leg rings by the 10th, that'll be just on time to weigh in and number the last hatch I have for the 8th so I can update weekly from their hatch.
     
  9. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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  10. Karen523

    Karen523 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. This sounds like a very promising experiment for those of us who raise our own meat.


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