mt. healthy meat birds or best place to get them

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cw, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i am thinking of perchasing 200 cornish rocks from mt healthy
    looking for feedback and or opions
    its the bargin chicks 200 for .25 cents a piece
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    I don't think they are cornish rocks but more of dual purpose roosters. I did get some hens in the group when I ordered from them though.
  3. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    your right there not wheres the best place to order meat birds
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    I have cornish rocks from Mt. Healthy (through the local feedstore).

    I only got 5 of them, and they are about 5 weeks old and doing fine.

  5. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Staples, Minnesota
    Yeah those chicks in the bargain special you mentioned are specifically NOT cornish x rocks. They are generally unwanted cockerels that the hatchery wants to get rid of due to their limited market value.

    If you just want some birds for the fun of it, and don't mind waiting a few months for some marginal meat yield then go for it.

    I have friends that buy these assortments and let them free range all summer and then butcher them for soup birds, etc.

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