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Cornish Cross Spring 2018 Cost/Profit/Loss or Freezer Meat

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by baymule, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Apr 1, 2018
    baymule

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    We had our two little grand daughters Thursday, ages 18 months and 3 years old. The 18 month, #3 watched intently as I cleaned the tub that CCX chicks are in. She kept saying chicken chicken chicken chicken......she went to the toy kitchen that is on the porch and came back with a plastic egg. She lobbed into the tub, still saying chicken chicken chicken chicken...... :lol:
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Our 3 year old granddaughter L O V E S chickens.
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    When my DS2 was just a bit over a year old, he barely talked. He would say a word once, and never again. One of his first real words was "chicken"! We were sitting down to supper and had chicken. DS said "chicken" looking at his supper and then turned around 180 degrees and pointed at the chicken wallpaper border in the kitchen. He had already connected chicken the meat with chicken the animal. And he hadn't even seen butchering yet! :love. Smart baby!
     
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    baymule

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    She is cuter than a new speckled puppy! :love
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    She's adorable! My daughter only loves chicken on her plate. Not a fan of live ones, just like her mom! Lol
     
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    baymule

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    This is the CCX I ordered, they arrived March 23, alone with 12 Australorps. One CCX was dead in the box, credit was returned. One died a few days later, I now have 28.

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    This is the FREE CCX I got from Tractor Supply. I think they are 3 weeks old now. We got 25, lost one, now have 24.

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    I’ve started on chicken tractors. Been delayed by keeping grand daughters because the babysitter’s daughter had strep throat. Our son showed up Friday, we babysat grands again Friday night and all day Saturday. Cooked lamb burgers on the pit on Easter, hunted eggs and just had a good family weekend. Time to go back to work!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Dang - that's a LOT of birds!! The three week olds look really good.

    I haven't even reported on my birds lately. Gracie got one - or so I thought. Turns out she got FOUR. Grumble....ugh. So she gets to live in air conditioned comfort now until the birds are bigger....Geeze. Somehow the punishment doesn't seem to fit the crime. Anyway - I've got 8 of the lazy critters left....ugh.
     
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    baymule

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    BAD GRACIE! Sounds to me that you need to go get some more chicks!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    For being an awesome dog she has this one thing that I can NOT change about her. She is hard wired to go after little things that run fast. She walks right by grown chickens - totally ignores them.

    I'll probably get some more this fall.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    They look good and healthy what are you feeding them? Here's what mine looked like at 3 weeks. Mine were all roos. I feed the 21% meatbird 12 on / 12 off since day one. I nicknamed mine fatties and they were too.

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