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"Red Ranger" Broiler from McMurray - Feed Conversion Ratio?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DenverBird, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been really pleased with the "Red Ranger" broilers from McMurray so far but have to stock up on feed for their last 6 weeks. I asked McMurray about their FCR and they said it's 2. This seems a bit optimistic to me as even the "Label Rouge" breed from Hubbard has a FCR of 2.7 to 3.0 at 12 weeks.

    I'd love it if these guys have a 2.0 FCR but it seems too good to be true. For example, they each ate 4.75 lbs feed from arrival through 5 weeks when I guess they weighed about 2 lbs each. And if their consumption is only going to increase and FCR become less efficient, it seems they'll come in at a LOT higher FCR than 3 or so.

    Anyone have experience with "Red Ranger" Broiler from McMurray and have an idea what the FCR is?

    Thanks!

    -DB
     
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait to see how it comes out for you. I kept good records for my CX's but I haven't kept good records for my current red and black broilers.
     
  3. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumping the thread. Anyone have any experience with the McMurray Red Rangers?

    Tx,

    -DB
     
  4. De Novo Farm

    De Novo Farm New Egg

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    I'm wondering how it panned out in the end?

    I'm so sick of CX and thinking about running some other broiler breeds.
     
  5. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were great. I just checked my calcs for how much feed we gave them as the next batch just arrived and we're lining up a feed buy. After 12 weeks we butchered the McMurray birds.

    Birds arrived about August 10, butchered on Nov 3 (I think, the Alabama -LSU game was that night...)

    Total feed per bird: 21.7 lbs
    Average weight per bird: 4.2 lbs dressed, not including livers, gizzards etc.

    If using the carcass weight it was a 5.2 FCR.

    Not great FCR but they're tasty!

    -DB
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013
  6. De Novo Farm

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    Fantastic. Thank you.

    Were those birds pastured or free ranged?
     
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    How do you calculate FCR?
     

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