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Sq Ft per meat bird/ FL hatchery options

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by helloroe, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. helloroe

    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter is considering doing meat birds for an AG project. I cannot find the sq ft per bird she will need to determine the size of meat bird flocks she can have. Any assistance or direction of a hatchery in FL so she does not have high shipping costs and stress from shipping loses, is appreciated.
     
  2. Paulup

    Paulup Out Of The Brooder

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    Welp has great prices and they include shipping, while Ideal is from the South so the temperature shock in shipping won't be as bad. Can't tell you about square feet per bird for sure, but 1 per bird on these meaties is what I was told as the bare minimum if you slaughter at 8 weeks.
     

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