should i get starit run, hens, or roosters?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jaketheeggman, May 14, 2011.

  1. jaketheeggman

    jaketheeggman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at ordering some cornish X and was wondering what would i be best of ordering for getting the most meat for the money?

    Hens .91
    Straight Run .99
    roosters 1.12
     
  2. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I was thinking about ordering cornish X for meat myself, but then decided on a dual purpose breed instead, and I went with a straight run. The reason being is I can process the rest except maybe 2 or 3 females and one Roo so that way I do not have to buy more and I can keep reproducing my own when needed, and have eggs as well.

    but if you are intent on cornish X and want more meat for your buck I would go for the roos as they get larger. Roos will be fine together as long as there are no hens to fight over.

    Ema
     
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    Roosters only for me. Yes, they eat more, but you end up with larger birds. No, they won't fight.

    Nice price, by the way. Local to you? Mine were $1.55 each, delivered.
     
  4. cattleman999

    cattleman999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:What breed of DP bird did you go with and what have you thought of the results?
     
  5. cockadoodledude

    cockadoodledude New Egg

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    Quote:It's my first time raising chickens as well. I have 25 Cornish X straight run coming in 2 weeks. Should I separate the ROOs out? If so, when should it be done?
     
  6. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's my first time raising chickens as well. I have 25 Cornish X straight run coming in 2 weeks. Should I separate the ROOs out? If so, when should it be done?

    Nope, no need to separate, they will be processed long before they become sexually mature.
     
  7. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to get str8 run due to how we process. I get 110 chicks every other week. We process half (mostly cockerals) at 7 weeks and then the other half (the pullets) at 8 weeks. Generally the pullets will be just slightly lighter than the boys after holding them back an additional week.
     
  8. KaneMoa

    KaneMoa Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually get the cockerels. Way bigger bird for your buck. Ya they eat a lot but they are considerably larger than the pullets, and ready a lot faster. Even if they scuffle a little its no big deal, they don't have spurs yet.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We get straight run and process them all the same day since some people like a little smaller bird and some people like a little larger bird.
     
  10. cockadoodledude

    cockadoodledude New Egg

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    Renee' :

    Quote:It's my first time raising chickens as well. I have 25 Cornish X straight run coming in 2 weeks. Should I separate the ROOs out? If so, when should it be done?

    Nope, no need to separate, they will be processed long before they become sexually mature.​

    Thanks for the tidbit Renee

    Cheers!
    C
     

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