What type of bird to do....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bryan8, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well me and a friend cleaned out this 40x40ft barn. We want to do some kind of meat bird ( chickens-turkeys- Ect). What kind of poultry do you make the most profit? We want then to be ready before winter, and there has to be a demand for them.


    Any thoughts?

    And how many could we do in a 40x40 area?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you're too late to do turkeys for Thanksgiving this year, so I would go with chickens. It depends on where you live, but there seems to be a decent demand for fresh chicken. I imagine you could do a few hundred in a barn that size.
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd do Cornish X's- they have the most meat and are done the fastest. Turkeys are pretty expensive to get started on. I can't really advise you on the amount of birds because I do mine in tractors.
     
  4. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cornish x it is!

    Ok how many can I do in a 40x40 area? How much feed would I need for that amount? What age would be most profitable to butcher at? Should I dobthe butchering myself or a pocesser? Do you need a permit to sell chicken meat in ny? The birds are in pa I will be selling in ny/pa
     
  5. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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