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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by myhubbycallsmechickeemama, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of our birds are weighed and in the freezer except for the one we ate tonight. It was my 8lb'er and he fed 6 adults and 3 kids with leftovers for sandwiches tomorrow. OMGosh, this was the best chicken I have ever had! YUMMY!!!

    We averaged 6lbs per bird at 8 weeks.

    Started with 20 (1 butchered at 4 weeks due to leg issues and one thrown out due to Ascites) so had a total of 18 birds.
    400lbs of feed but this also fed 3 turks.

    We figured it cost us about $1.30 per pound of bird.

    I was very impressed with my Cornish X!! [​IMG]

    40 new little meaties should be here on Monday.
     
  2. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems like a very fair price for some high quality food! 8 lbs - wow - impressive [​IMG]
     
  3. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you process them yourself?
     
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a lot of hot water and plucking. One enough trouble, but I guess once you a system down it goes right along. Bet that was good. I dress out a White Rock rooster some years back and weighed him at 17 lbs. I ate chicken salad for 6 months it seemed.
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  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great, Tammy! You make me want to buy more birds!! [​IMG]
     
  6. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome!!! I eventually want to order some cornish x's too. Did you process them yourself? How long did it take to do that many?? Was this your first time?
     
  7. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, we processed them ourselves and it was our very first time. It took us 3 days, a total of 7 hours. It was getting too hot and the flies were coming out and I hate flies so bad!!! Of course the days we picked to process happened to be the hottest days that we've had so far this year. It was definitely a learning experience and hope we will be better with the next batch. It was just my hubby and I with this batch but the next one we will have 8 of us doing it.
     
  8. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We ended up having 5 in excess of 7lbs so I was happy. [​IMG]
     
  9. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job Tammy!! thats terrific! I have only had 2 meat birds and I can't bring myself to butcher them yet, they are huge and 11 weeks old but still walking around and chirping happily. I keep telling myself next weekend and thats it , then I go out and feed and water and they follow me around like little puppys its so hard but Im going to have to do it sometime! LOL
    Why Oh Why Can't Meat bird be mean birds instead of the big ole babies in baby hughie suits!!!
     
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  10. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL...I know, I cried my eyes out when we butchered the first one!! I know they are little stinky butts but I just loved their personalities and watching them run and trying to fly in the run was absolutely hilarious.[​IMG] Hubby is building me a 10'x10' tractor for this next batch so I can get them out of the coop and into the grass.
     

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