What type of bird to do....

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

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    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

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    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

    May 21, 2009
    New york
    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

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy

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