New to growing for meat

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Winfield Poultry, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Winfield Poultry

    Winfield Poultry In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We have had egg layers for about 10 years

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    5
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    mixed
    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    getting the eggs - we did this for the grandchildren

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    many

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    We want start raising meat birds for our family and I need more info on the subject.
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! Best wishes and make yourself home here at BYC!
     
  3. BuffOrps32

    BuffOrps32 Free Ranging

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    Okay WELCOME!! We always have space here!
    I don't know much about meat birds but I'll be watching I want some to.
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    I've never raised meat birds but the folks over on this forum should be able to answer any questions you have:
    Meat Birds ETC

    Best of luck!
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. A great link provided by NFC.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    Coop Ideas:
    Chicken Coops

    BYC has an APP!
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Good luck with your chicken's!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. :frow
     
  10. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    I think most people usually grow their meat birds separately from the egg layers, as their needs are so different. I'm also in the researching process and would like to raise our own meat someday. Here's a couple articles that may help familiarize you...
    Raising Cornish Cross for Meat- the TRUTH
    From Coop to Kitchen: Pets vs Livestock and Respectful Chicken Harvest

    And don't forget to check out the contest for new members:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ers-win-a-byc-calendar.1287752/#post-20856710

    Best wishes!
     

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