Meyer Hatchery White Cornish

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  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:We raise those birds every summer for our children's 4H project. We like them.
     
  3. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot tell you about that hatchery but I purchased mine through this one:

    www.schlechthatchery.com

    and the price was amazing - all arrived alive - and they grew great!! Just processed half today at 6 1/2 weeks that were 7-8 lbs live weight and dressed out around 5.5 lbs. Letting the rest grow another few weeks to see if I can harvest 7-8 dressed weights. Good luck!
     
  4. eatmorechicken

    eatmorechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I ordered 100 from them this year. Among other hatcheries and their chicks, Meyer was the most uniform and even in growth, the chicks all arived alive and active. I lost one two days later probably from coccidia but they gave me 4 extra for buying 100. They have excellent customer service, and were helpful. I havnt' had the opportiny to order from schlecht yet, but I still give meyer big thumbs up.
     
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  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I ordered from them lasy ear and had all live chicks arrive and all but 1-2 made it to the end-died of flip:( Very happy with Meyer
     
  6. banks

    banks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am new to meat birds........what is flip?
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:cardiac arrest-heart attack:( can't really prevent it in these guys
    "Occurs mostly during peak production. Acute death, often during feeding time. The cause probably related to K+ deficiency in feed.

    Postmortem reveals haemorrhages on heart muscle, heart dilatation."
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:We have use Meyer's for yrs. My DD had reserve champion pen of meat chickens three yrs in a row with Meyer's birds. [​IMG]
     

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