We are planning a much more modest 2014 goal , of course. Our first batch of chicks are about to leave the brooder and head outdoors.
We order our peeps from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio and they arrive by US Mail. The current crop is the "standard" meat bird -- Cornish Cross. They grow at an incredible rate -- from chick to slaughter bird in just 7 or 8 weeks! The feed conversion is about 3.5 to 1 -- meaning 3.5 lbs of feed to 1 lb of meat. (And on pasture it decreases to only 3:1, I'm told.)
If you are interested in some- pricing is $3.50/lb for 1 to 4 birds. If you want to reserve some by phone ( 304 856-1336) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our next batch will be Rainbow Rangers and will be on pasture in early May and ready to process in mid-July.