Moyers Conventional Broiler & Hatchery Choice Broilers Ordered!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RoosterML, May 28, 2019.

  1. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    Last year I ordered 25 of Moyers Red Royal Boilers and had what I believe really nice results with great tasting birds. So this year I will do several batches spread out throughout the year. To change things up I ordered 15 Conventional Broilers along with 10 Hatchery Choice Broilers and I also added 2 white leghorns. The hatch date is June 3 so I expect them to arrive June 5th. If you have any questions ask away. I will also post updates as they grow.
     
  2. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    Update on what they are looking like @24 days.
    All chicks are the same age from Moyers Hatchery. Photos consist of Conventional Broilers, Red Broilers, and White Leghorns. I tried taking side by side photos so you could see the difference.
    Conventional Broiler and Leghorn
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    Red Broiler and Leghorn
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    Leghorn in the back, Conventional Broiler in middle and Red in front:
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    With the warm temps they are now of heat and spent the first night and full day outside on pasture at 24 days
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  3. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    Looking good! My moyers specialty broilers are getting close to processing!
     
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  4. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    I still have a couple weeks for the conventional broilers and probably a month or so for the reds
     
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    RoosterML Songster

    I am very pleased with the Moyers reds. Nice looking birds.
     
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    RoosterML Songster

    Here’s a close up. My little white leghorns hold their own against the big conventional broilers. What a size difference. All 3 types born same exact day.
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  7. jolenesdad

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    My reds exploded in the last two weeks. They’re really awesome birds and look a lot like a conventional broiler. I’m going to process most of them at 9 weeks and they’ll be around 6.5 pounds.
     
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    I love the comparison!!!

    I’m thinking this fall I’m going to raise all 4 side by side for the same amount of time to compare the carcasses. Conventional, Robust white, royal and imperial.

    The Robust white is pretty awesome. They’re built JUST like a Cornish but they are so active and range all over for me.
     
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  9. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    Last years reds from Moyers I also did at 9 weeks. All birds dressed out in between 5 - 5 1/2lbs. Really pleased. Everyone loved them.
     
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  10. RoosterML

    RoosterML Songster

    @jolenesdad what are you using for feed? I have them on a 20% protein feed.
     

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