New to meat birds please help

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by wwarren8200, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This spring I plan on building a chicken tractor coop for some meat birds. What would be a good bird that won't get too many flip over deaths and is relatively large. Don't mind how long it takes for them to mature as long as they can be butchered within a few months. Some coop plans or pics would be much appreciated. I want to do a square or rectangular predominantly rabbit wire (1/4" heavy guage wire) coop and I plan on raising about 100 birds. Thanks- Will
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    We're talking about getting a few meat birds next year (for the 1st time) and will be ordering them from Murray McMurray hatchery. They have quite a selection of meat birds to choose from. Here's a link that might help you out:
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/meat_birds.html
    If you already had a place in mind to get your birds, the MM link might just be additional info.

    You could also look at the BYC breed reviews posted by members to see what they think of the various meat breeds:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. austrolorp

    austrolorp New Egg

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  4. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the links [​IMG]
     
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