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Ross Cobbs
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Has anyone any experience of these birds?
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#2
heres all you need to know karriannne they are the biggest broiler chicken producer in the world









http://www.cobb-vantress.com/
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#3
A friend had some, she said they were a bit scarey bullied all her other hens, ate all the time and didnt like moving about too much! she has said she wouldnt get them again....... too weird she thought and I have heard others say this, they're a bit freaky!



But they are around too long...... blink



should add, she had to seperate them from the others.....
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[quote name='Twigs']A friend had some, she said they were a bit scarey bullied all her other hens, ate all the time and didnt like moving about too much! she has said she wouldnt get them again....... too weird she thought and I have heard others say this, they're a bit freaky!



But they are around too long...... blink



should add, she had to seperate them from the others.....[/QUOTE]



Ive reared some and they never stop eating as you say i never found that they bullied in fact they were very docile they ended up very large birds 8-10lbs dessed weight i reared some two years ago for Christmas.



One word of note is not all birds that get called cobbs are proper cobbs it's a bit like JCB for diggers it.s become a generic name for large broiler fowl



another thing worth noting is they are prone to heart attacks
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#5
Hi Karrianne



I rear the Ross hybrid for the table. The free range fine - they do get big quick which is a bonus for us as we have limited ground. We despatch them as we need them starting from 12-14 wks. At about 20 wks they weigh in at around 8lb dressed weight and do not seem to get all that much bigger after this time - just more feathery.



They are big and very friendly birds. Never had a problem with bullying. I like them!
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#6
I've found someone in Lincs who does a slower version of a cobb, I think they might be a Hubbard strain. He delivers and quoted me 80p per day old inc delivery, minimum order 20.



If anyone's interested PM me and I'll pass on his details



I'll be getting some in March...
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[quote name='newse' date='15 January 2008 - 08:29 AM' timestamp='1200382182' post='49937']

I've found someone in Lincs who does a slower version of a cobb, I think they might be a Hubbard strain. He delivers and quoted me 80p per day old inc delivery, minimum order 20.





If anyone's interested PM me and I'll pass on his details





I'll be getting some in March...

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Hello Newse,

I know that this is an old post - and I have tried to PM you but I keep getting an error generated - but, could you let me know the name of the supplier please?

The straight Cobb that I hae bred the last two years from purchased eggs have all had health problems before 8 months old and I cannot keep breeding stock. Something slower growing, but as tasty, would make me a lot happier!!
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[quote name='FreddieFlatfoot' date='27 December 2011 - 09:01 PM' timestamp='1325019680' post='248215']

Hello Newse,

I know that this is an old post - and I have tried to PM you but I keep getting an error generated - but, could you let me know the name of the supplier please?

The straight Cobb that I hae bred the last two years from purchased eggs have all had health problems before 8 months old and I cannot keep breeding stock. Something slower growing, but as tasty, would make me a lot happier!!

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Hello and Welcome to the forum <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> I'm sure other members will be able to help you.
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#9
Try this number - he's a supplier of table birds and might be able to give you more information etc.



S & T Poultry

+447885718195



If you can't get hold of them, post back here and I will try and find an alternative number.



Cheers!
You've only got one life - live it!
squizzers
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[quote name='Squizzers' date='28 December 2011 - 08:50 AM' timestamp='1325062242' post='248219']

Try this number - he's a supplier of table birds and might be able to give you more information etc.



S & T Poultry

+447885718195



If you can't get hold of them, post back here and I will try and find an alternative number.



Cheers!

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<img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/goodpost.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':goodpost:' /> Is this [url="http://www.sandtpoultry.co.uk/"]their site[/url] Squizzers
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#11
That's the one Zenith - thank you!
You've only got one life - live it!
squizzers
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#12
Hi Everybody,

Just dragged myself out of my sick bed ('flu) to check on my mail and cheer myself up.............



Thanks for the info/link Squizzers and your email Zenith.............. I'll follow the link up when my head is a little more clear.



I'll then start a new topic to pick everybody's brains regarding the best cross for the table......... given the problems we've been having the last two years keeping the Cobb/Hubbard cross alive long enough to breed from, it's back to the drawing board!
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Hope you are feeling better soon <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> Look forward to a new topic on the best table birds <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/thumbup1.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup1:' />
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