Oh NO, they ran out of water.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momofchicks, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got 25 meaties from another farmer, they are 4 weeks old and the 2nd day I had them, they ran out of water. I don't know for how long. But is it going to hurt them? Will that make the meat tough or anything?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    no...you're fine. you don't want them to run out in future though. the meaties will go through TONS of water.

    blessings for yummy meat!
     
  3. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll be alright, but as they get bigger, they'll be consuming a lot of water. This year, our 30 cornish x were going through close to 6 - 7 gallons a day. Each day the tractor was moved, so they had fresh "greens" to eat. The majority of the water was consumed when they had their food.
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    oh my,,,, wow are they gonna be tough and yucky tasting,,,, you should just give them to me so you wont have to go through all that disappointment,,,,hehehhee [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] You almost had me there!
     
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    hahaha,,,, sorry,, but its always a worth ta try,,, and i think free birds taste so MUCH better then ones ya buy [​IMG]
    and i think bout the only thing you could do to make them tough,, is beat them with a broom every day,, or make them do alot of running. if it gets to that point,, jus call me,, i'll come get em lol [​IMG]
     

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