Welp's Cornish Rock Broilers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kansasmom, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. kansasmom

    kansasmom In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2010
    Are these the same as the Jumbo Cornish Cross from Cackle and the Jumbo Cornish X Rock at McMurray?

    Thanks for the help. We have just started our adventure with chickens and would like to try about 25 meat chickens in the spring.

    BTW "Happy Thanksgiving" to eveyone!
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010

  2. Dennis A

    Dennis A In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2009
    Nichols Iowa
    I did 100 from Welp and they were very fast growers with no problems. Will be using them again in the spring.
  3. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Songster

    May 27, 2010
    Northeast Nebraska
  4. I ordered 18 slow broilers from Welp. They were straight run and I got 5 roosters and 13 hens. I started butchering at 10 weeks for the roos. Dressed weight was 3 lbs. I am letting the girls go until 14-15 weeks. I have had no problems with them. Unrestricted food and lots of treats. They are in very good health and beautiful birds. Here are some pics.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Good luck with your choice of meaties!
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    We did our very first batch of meaties this year (August), and got them from Welp. We chose Welp because we heard nothing negative about their meaties and because they were really cheap. We got 50 Cornish X males for $1.55/each, including shipping! They grew out well, and were about 4.5-5# each (dressed weight) at 8-10 weeks old. We did the restricted feed thing that Welp recommends, and only lost one bird due to my brother handling it roughly at 6.5 weeks old. They are very tender and taste great! We're very happy with them and will order again!

  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    We're butchering 70+ Welp birds tomorrow. No issues for us, plus shipping and communication was excellent.
  7. terri9630

    terri9630 Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    New Mexico
    We raised the fast broilers from Welp this year for the fair. We got grand champion meat chicken with them. They were huge! We butchered them at 10 weeks and the pre-cleaned weights were between 10 and 14lbs. Not one of them fit into the gallon size freezer bags we used last time. They were ready to be butchered at 6-7wks but we had to wait until after the fair. We will be ordering more from Welp come spring.

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