2nd Place Meat Bird Show

Discussion in 'Meat Chickens' started by Steinwand, May 1, 2018.

  1. Steinwand

    Steinwand Well-Known Member

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    I got 2nd place In a young Farmers meat bird show!!
     
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  2. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!!I'm proud of you!!!
     
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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!! How exciting! What were the chickens judged on?
     
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  4. Steinwand

    Steinwand Well-Known Member

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    Weight and feed conservation I barely got second but my chickens ate like 2 ounces less than another girls
     
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  5. boskelli1571

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    Well done! Keep up the good work :)
     
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  6. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Well-Known Member

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    Chickens get judged on how much they eat or don't eat?I never would've thought about that.Chickens are walking stomachs.
     
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  7. Nm156

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    More feed per meat bird = less profit for the farmer.After day 32 the feed rate conversion goes up and less profit for Cornish cross meatbirds.
     
  8. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Well-Known Member

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    Funny - I just finished an article on Leghorn chickens and how good their feed/egg ratio is - I had never really thought about it.
     
  9. seminolewind

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    So, NM, is raising your own really cheaper than buying chicken in Walmart? Or is raising your own more for health and fresh food?
     
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  10. chickenqueen

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    I learn something new everyday!!!So,are most cornish cross meat birds slaughtered by 5 wks?My favorite thing to smoke is a rock cornish hen.So yummy!!!
     
  11. Maryellen

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    I have a cornish ee cross. Poor hen eats like crazy and lays a pretty blue green egg. Worst thing to do is crossbreed with smaller birds.