picked up some 8-week NH roosters for the freezer today

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ellandeeranch, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. ellandeeranch

    ellandeeranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A local hatchery had some 8-week old New Hampshire roosters for sale for $3. Was it a good deal? I figure I'll give them another 2-3 months to fill out, then off to the freezer farm. I figure that at that price, I got to skip those first couple months of hassle and of starter feed.

    Anyway, I guess I could always get reject roos from others in the area. This just seemed like a good deal.

    The DW got a few hens of the same age at $6.50, so we got her a few more of those as well.

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  2. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 RIR hens that were about 5-6 months old today for $4 each. Good deal if ya ask me.. Not going to eat those though lol
     
  3. ellandeeranch

    ellandeeranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four bucks for those RIR's sounds like a great deal at that age! Good score!
     
  4. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah our neighbor knew the guy and got some for the same price. So we called and he said we could get them for that price too! I hope he decides to get rid of more for that price! I'll snatch them up.

    Also I will find out in the morning if any are laying yet. One went into a nest box only 15 minutes after we put her in the pen.

    This isnt that great a pic.. but this is 4 of them


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