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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4kids4dogs4cats, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. 4kids4dogs4cats

    4kids4dogs4cats New Egg

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    Just joined the forum.

    I used to help grandma with butchering so I know that part of raising chicks.

    What I'm wondering about is the beginning.

    I'm in Nebraska (just outside Seward) and thought it would be possible to raise 12-15 meaties this fall as my Springs are are very busy with coaching softball for my daughter. Is this possible? I'm thinking it is so warm during the day and even at night that a small light in the coop over the night would do the trick.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. HenCrazyMom

    HenCrazyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all [​IMG]
    It takes 6-8 weeks to get meat birds up to weight to butcher. We have 96 that are two weeks old right now and will be butchering about the time school starts. [​IMG]

    If you already have a coop and supplies, I would think you have time to do meaties.
    Good Luck:D
     

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