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#1 2016-12-19 01:11:56

PureCountry
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Meat Bird Alternatives

Hi folks, hope everyone is doing well. Has anyone done larger groups of meat bird alternatives like Mistral Gris or Western Rustics that they could share some real good data on comparing them to Cornish Giants? I mean groups of 50 or more? Anyone?


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#2 2016-12-19 04:32:36

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Re: Meat Bird Alternatives

Cuckoo Malines are our bird of choice for superior table fare!


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#3 2016-12-19 05:12:29

Hillbillyreefer
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Re: Meat Bird Alternatives

Western rustics didn't work out all the well for me this year.  The birds were extremely variable in finish weight, from 2lbs to 8lbs at about 14 weeks(I don't recall exactly how long they were here.). The best part is they were a variety of colors and weren't ratty looking birds like the Cornish Giants.  Depending on what is available for meat birds in the spring I may give them another try.


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#4 2016-12-19 17:02:10

Trevor Taylor
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Re: Meat Bird Alternatives

Maline's for meat. Hens lay not bad but I find they lay eggs at random times and even at night.


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#5 2016-12-20 00:50:40

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Re: Meat Bird Alternatives

Okay Hillbillyreefer but how many Western Rustics did you raise?

Farmerrick and Trevor, do you have any numbers to share? How many Malines have you raised and what are you comparing them to? What are you feeding them? Free range, in mobile tractors or indoors or...??


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#6 2016-12-20 02:38:22

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Re: Meat Bird Alternatives

40 +2 bonus birds. Free range,


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#7 2016-12-22 04:44:27

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Re: Meat Bird Alternatives

We did 26 Western Rustics this year.  Somewhere there is a post with weights etc,  they were raised free range in a large pen with an open front shelter and were hardy but really variable in size.  I think the last few were 16 weeks and a little less than 5 lbs.  I won't bother again.  I've tried Western Rustics and Mistral Gris but always go back to Cornish Cross boilers which I'll do again next year.  Although I have a pair of Cuckoo Malines and the rooster is as big as a broiler.


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