Newbie question on meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Garden Gal, May 11, 2009.

  1. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am incubating my first ever hatch - all eggs I purchased off of ebay. They are a mixture of Delaware Giants and some "yardbirds/heavy breeds"... Is it safe to assume these will all be okay meat birds? I'm now getting ready to order some "egg layers" and hope to do so from BYC'ers!

    Many thanks!
     
  2. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I am fairly new to all of this also. Ive been reading that is really your choice. They will just take longer to grow. We are going to use white rocks, delawares and buff orpingtons. I will post on here after we try them and give my opinion.
    Hopefully someone else will come along and answer you.
     
  3. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Ginger! I'm sure my ignorant question makes the "old timers" groan with frustration!! LOL! I wasn't sure what to do with my first ever hatch, so figured it safe to order some "mutts" to learn off of... although I'm sure I'll be just as charmed by the mutts as I will be from the next batch. I'm also looking at the Buff Orpingtons - they seem like a nice bird. I'm also considering some Welsommers and Blue Laced Wyondettes for eggs. :)
     
  4. chicklips

    chicklips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most heavy breeds make a fairly decent meat bird.
     

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