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Meat birds hatching eggs
#1
Does anyone know where I can source hatching eggs for meat birds please? I'm thinking of Sasso, Hubbards or have just read on here about Master Gris which sound ideal.

I'm only wanting a few at a time as I plan to set them under my frequently broody Silkie and bantam Orpington girls.

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#2
Smart chicks in somerset do sasso.
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#3
Why don't you send a PM to Cluckingnuts. He does Master Gris and he might be near enough for you to collect.
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#4
[quote name='Maximoss' date='28 June 2011 - 08:55 AM' timestamp='1309247700' post='237578']

Why don't you send a PM to Cluckingnuts. He does Master Gris and he might be near enough for you to collect.

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Thanks for that. Have pm'd him. Quite a distance from me but manageable and probably worth it to avoid Royal Mail!
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#5
[quote name='Maximoss' date='28 June 2011 - 08:55 AM' timestamp='1309247700' post='237578']

Why don't you send a PM to Cluckingnuts. He does Master Gris and he might be near enough for you to collect.

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Unfortunately Cluckingnuts isn't doing the hatching eggs now. I'd be grateful if any could give me any more sources.
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#6
[quote name='gamefowlman' date='27 June 2011 - 11:47 PM' timestamp='1309214838' post='237565']

Smart chicks in somerset do sasso.

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I Googled "Smart chicks in Someset" - the results bore NO resemblance to poultry! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blushing.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blushing:' /> <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/hysterical3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hysterical' />
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[quote name='Jemspark' date='28 June 2011 - 02:50 PM' timestamp='1309269001' post='237614']

I Googled "Smart chicks in Someset" - the results bore NO resemblance to poultry! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blushing.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blushing:' /> <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/hysterical3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hysterical' />

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Try S & T poultry They are in Cambridgeshire, but might be able to point you in the right direction. They supply day old table birds so must get their eggs from somewhere!
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#8
[quote name='Jemspark' date='27 June 2011 - 11:37 PM' timestamp='1309214255' post='237562']

Does anyone know where I can source hatching eggs for meat birds please? I'm thinking of Sasso, Hubbards or have just read on here about Master Gris which sound ideal.

I'm only wanting a few at a time as I plan to set them under my frequently broody Silkie and bantam Orpington girls.

Thanks

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Wow, that would be so cool! Hatching your own birds to eat under your broody.
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#9
[quote name='chickenmum' date='28 June 2011 - 05:39 PM' timestamp='1309279180' post='237623']

Wow, that would be so cool! Hatching your own birds to eat under your broody.



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Not sure I'll be eating them under the broody Chickenmum! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/001_unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':001_unsure:' />
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Whoops, perhaps a comma may have been in order there!





If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#11
Jemspark, I've emailed you the website address for Smart Chicks. Let me know how you get on as I would be interested in giving them a try next year.
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#12
Have you tried "Smallholder" at Castlefarmeggs? He does a couple of lines of utility birds which he has bred to have a decent amount of meat. He has eggs up to next month.
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#13
[quote name='Binghamd' date='29 June 2011 - 08:31 PM' timestamp='1309375890' post='237709']

Have you tried "Smallholder" at Castlefarmeggs? He does a couple of lines of utility birds which he has bred to have a decent amount of meat. He has eggs up to next month.

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Thank you Binghamd - yes I've lookedon the website but he only does "Taditional" breeds which are longer maturing and I'm looking for the faster maturing hybrids as we could have a problem with multiple cockerels crowing for 6 months!
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#14
Even pure breeds will be table ready before there crowing.
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#15
[quote name='gamefowlman' date='29 June 2011 - 10:45 PM' timestamp='1309383946' post='237716']

Even pure breeds will be table ready before there crowing.

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Thanks GFM. Thats an inteesting point. I haven't done a great deal of hatching but eveything I've hatched (bantam orps, Araucanas, Cream legbars, barnevelders so not meaty types) have all been starting to crow at around 8 weeks and I'm sure would have been pretty full on by the timethey reached table weight! What age would you expect say Indian Game x Dorking or Light Sussex to reach table weight? I'd love to try the pure breeds sometime but have to consider the neighbours at my allotment!!
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