My 80 cent Meyer specials

halo

Got The Blues
13 Years
Nov 22, 2007
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I took advantage of Meyers 80 cent Cornish X special, and here they are at 6 weeks 4 days. I havent weighed them, but they are like picking up little bowling balls. They are just the most entertaining birds. They are to the point now where they lay down more than they run around,but when I throw out handfuls of scratch they come thundering. They like to get up on things and sit, but when they jump off they just splat. I may open Freezer Camp next weekend for the biggest ones. Id like to get them all done by the time they are 8 weeks.

They have always been able to run around the barn, tho I lock them up at night. They do pick at hay and grass, and like to scratch when I throw corn at them. Funny birds. I was pretty happy with these. There was one DOA, but since then they've all been just fine.

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Azriel

Songster
9 Years
Jun 19, 2010
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Montana
Halo, I love your Sheltie, looks like one I used to have, I sure miss my old boy, he was the best dog ever.
 

EggsForIHOP

Songster
9 Years
Apr 18, 2010
488
4
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TEXAS
OOH! WEIGH THEM PLEASE! PLEASE!! PRETTY PLEASE!

A friend and I split an order of the same 'specials" from meyer - same age too! She was a little heavier with the feed then I (I restrict them to like a more 8-10 hours of feed then a 12 on 12 off...I'm stingy but no leg issues yet
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) Anyways...point being...between the 2 of us, the MAX weight it 7lbs and the minimum is 5 lbs right now (she has more of the bigger birds, I have more of the smaller birds)...they are active and out in tractors (WAY too many hawks to fully risk it)....but they have been good so far!

I just GOTTA know how big yours are! i'm DYING here! Grab a scale and Share please
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KellyHM

Crowing
11 Years
Sep 10, 2008
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45
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Lakeland, FL
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My meaties from Myers always did well. Although their fun/loving personalities did make it hard to send them to freezer camp.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
289
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Strasburg Ohio
It's nice to see them being able to run around like chickens outside......Sooo chubby! I can't believe they're only six weeks old! Is it normal for them to have baldness near the back area?
 

MANNA-PRO

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