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Welp broiler ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tater1961, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. tater1961

    tater1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between Welp's Red Ranger and their Red Broiler? Does anyone have experience with either one.
     
  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    We grew a couple batches of their red ranger this summer. We weren't super happy with them. They were weak in that we lost a greater percentage of them than we do our cornish (our cornish x come from Welp and we are always happy with them). They also took much longer to grow out than we expected. Many weren't ready until 16wks. We won't be getting them again. I haven't ever tried their red broiler, just the rangers.
     
  4. tater1961

    tater1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm really leaning toward the Freedom Rangers. My only concern with them is the hatchery is in PA while I'm in KS. Have only ordered from hatchery in Iowa, and that order took two days
     
  5. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our order form FR hatchery took 3 days to get to us - they went from Philly to Boston to Fort Worth to Chicago. Busy, busy chicks! They've gone to places I haven't gotten to go! Apparently, it was an error on the postal service's part.

    That said, all 25 chicks arrived fine, hungry, but all grew great - I couldn't have been more pleased! They did take about 13wks to get to what we wanted (5# birds)...and some only made it to 11wks, because we couldn't take the crowing any longer. They did start crowing at about 7wks - full volume by 9wks. We had 18 cockerals out of 25 chicks.

    Our postal clerk suggested if we wanted to make sure they'd get to us faster, to order them 'Express Mail'. I did talk with the hatchery, and they could do that - it just would be twice the shipping cost. But, we'll pay it! Those three days were nerve wreaking!

    I've only ordered CX from Welp...sorry, cannot help you there.
     

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