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PerfectlyPolish's. Moodusnewchick's & PurpleChicken's Meat Bird Fun

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PurpleChicken, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    PP & I are going to be splitting an order of meat birds. We were discussing
    it on another thread. I thought I'd start a new thread to ask for anyone's input.

    PP, being the chicken addict she is, wants to recieve the chicks the week of 7/7.
    That works ok for me as I'm always excited about new birds.

    I still wanna try the Freedom Ranger breeding stock available at
    http://www.jmhatchery.com but the soonest he can ship is 3 weeks.
    His birds are $1.75 including shipping (Qty of 50)

    Meyers, my prefered hatchery, has birds available the week of 7/14.
    They are $.86 plus shipping.

    Mcmurray has them available the week of 7/14 and charges $1.50 per bird.

    Moyers has them for $1.09 plus shipping but won't have any until August.

    I called each hatchery to verify availability.

    Any suggestions???
     
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  2. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got my 25 from here. with shipping they came out to $1.40 per chick.

    http://www.schlechthatchery.com/

    they were very healthy and i've sold all of them now, but the time i had them for three weeks, none died or had leg problems.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

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    Thanks Blue. They have them available for shipment on 7/16.

    PP they have Geese too.

    Iowa isn't too bad for shipping either. Hmmmm
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you can go under 50 with JM.

    I recommend the RedBro broilers over any other broiler available to us on the market. They are simply awesome birds.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:I don't mind waiting an extra few weeks for a slightly smaller bird. He seemed like a
    nice guy when I called and said he had just set eggs for the hatch in 3 weeks.
    50 isn't too many considering we are splitting the order and I think there will be
    a few people who want any extras. Let's see what my partner in crime PP has to say
    about it. Thanks for your recomendation. Your posts are where I learned about them.

    Heck maybe we'll order 100. [​IMG]
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm doing my first batch of 100 coming in July (he's doing a mixed lot of all the different colors for me).

    When I started with broilers I only did 25 at a time while I was learning. I then went to 50 without too many hiccups. I just hope the jump to 100 doesn't make things exponentially more difficult.
     
  7. chickensista

    chickensista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PC and PP,
    Good luck on the meat birds! I would love to get in on the ordering (I'm thinking 5 birds LOL) But no new birdies for me until the chicken tracker is free. Maybe next time?
    Let us know how they taste!
     
  8. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy all my birds from Meyer. You can't beat their cc prices!
     
  9. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    PC, my P.O. is really good with getting birds, I haven't recieved a dead one yet, and since we order all the time, they pretty much know the routine, they keep them in a heated room just for us, while the other P.O. workers make a fuss over them [​IMG] But I don't mind waiting an extra week if we have to, but I think the sooner the better so we can process them in October-ish. I'm sure I can make moodusnewchick take a few, you know how evil I am [​IMG] Haven't checked out the other hatcheries but I am now. I'll let you know.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Glad you chimed in. I was wondering where you were.

    For me right now it's a tossup between Meyers(Like them, they are close, and they
    have geese) and the Red Bros(Freedom Rangers). How daring are you? Wanna
    do both? We would get them in staggered deliveries and have 2 processing parties,
    one in september and one in october.

    Gotta run out to Costco.. Be back later.
     
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