They have arrived

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by paridisefarm2009, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went last night to the airport post office to pick them up when they called , More photos to follow [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    New Chicks! [​IMG]
     
  3. cq331

    cq331 New Egg

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    Are these meat chickens?
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    That's what I wondered - they look like little Cornish X to me.
     
  5. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes sorry I should have said that 50 meat birds
     
  6. Mingming

    Mingming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Mine are coming at the beginning of March! [​IMG]
     
  7. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant wait for pictures [​IMG] I always will post a lot as time progresses
     
  8. Mingming

    Mingming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big of a box are you keeping 50 of them in? I was going to run down to Lowes in a week or two and see if they'd give me a great big fridge box or something similar. I'm only getting 25, but they're my first meat birds :)[​IMG]
     
  9. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you will need a box big enough I have 2 big boxes put together and have allready changed the litter 2x it is just full of doopie Tomarrow I may Just have them out in the sand of the coop I'm not sure cause the nights have been cold and I don't want them to die But I have 2 lamps going now so , so far so good and we have had a few real cold nights so far in the 30 but tonight is 65
    I just Like the Big box so they don't have to crush each other to be warm
     
  10. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this your first time with broiler chicken? They wont crush each other if there is plenty of heat. I think 6sq in per chick untill they are 2 weeks old then i move them to the chicken house where they get about 4sq ft per bird untill harvest at 6to 8weeks
     

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