Rhode Island Red Broiler Information Request

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Countrymanfowl, May 28, 2019.

  1. Countrymanfowl

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    Hey guys and gals. So I'm working on a research project and figured I'd ask my questions here. I've only owned egg layers but the research I'm doing requires me to find information regarding meat birds.

    So I've found a great little table for Cornish Cross's here: upload_2019-5-28_20-45-21.png

    What I am needing are realistic numbers for Rhode Island Reds. So body weight/age/feed intake etc. Does anyone have the numbers from experience or know where I could inquire to find them?
     
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  2. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    There is a small sample done with a chart that floats around here somewhere, but I can't think of any particular threads I'm sure it's in. I'll poke around.
     
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  4. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    No, but you could average it or decide which is closest. Not many people keeping track.

    Of course, if you want real data, you could order 100 chicks and do it yourself ;)
     
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  5. Compost King

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    I went looking for this yesterday to post here, its about the only study I know of for heritage breeds for meat production vs Cost. Its just not something many people have the need for. Those raising heritage breeds for meat aren't looking for profits, they are looking for a natural way to get meat and eggs from one breed/flock.
     
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  6. Mosey2003

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    I considered keeping track, but I've been too busy and I didn't get my hatches right. It would interest me to know how much money I'm losing though, lol.
     
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  7. Countrymanfowl

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    In your opinion does it make sense that a RIR at 18 weeks would be around 5lbs? Or should it be heavier?
     
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    That's gonna really depend. Do you mean one source from a hatchery or a breeder? 5lbs live weight? A breeder bird, probably. A hatchery bird, I honestly don't know.

    If you mean carcass weight, you're dreaming.
     
  9. Countrymanfowl

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    No not meaning carcass weight lol. Was talking liveweight.
     

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