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sokel

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Day old Ross Cobbs
« on: August 13, 2013, 10:08:56 am »
Does anyone know where we can buy day old Ross Cobbs ?  we would obviously need them to be in a reasonable distance from Northumberland and happy to take them in larger amounts
Graham

SallyintNorth

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 10:26:08 am »
I don't know, no - but what's your plan?  Are you going to rear free range table birds?  Potential customer here if you are... ;)
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sokel

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 12:46:21 pm »
That's the plan , mainly for ourselves so we know what we are eating  ::) but if we buy a lot there could be some spare ones.
anyone know where we can get a cheap walk in freezer  :roflanim:
Graham

SallyintNorth

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 01:23:19 pm »
No again - but if you find one can I rent some space for pork?  ::)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Clansman

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Ayrshire
Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 02:19:05 pm »
Is this commercial broilers you are looking for?

I worked with broilers for many years, the two strains we used were produced by two companies called Cobb and Ross and we alternated between the two depending on price/performance etc.

The nearest commercial hatchery to you I know of is the Vion Hatchery at Duns, Berwickshire so I suppose it depends how far down Northumberland you are.

Vion Ltd
Hatchery,
Station Road ,
Duns,
Berwickshire,
TD11 3HS

Phone : 01361 884 764

Its been many years since I worked there but they used to supply small numbers of live and culled chicks.

Worth a call
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 02:20:36 pm by Clansman »

sokel

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 08:33:17 pm »
Thanks for that.  Typical we are as far down as you can get in Northumberland.  Still a day trip to Berwick isn't that bad. 
Graham

sokel

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 10:52:45 am »
Still looking, Vion Ltd no longer supply Chicks
Graham

suziequeue

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  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 12:47:02 pm »
I have just started a correspondence with a person on another forum about this exact thing so I will report back if I get a response. They operate out of Spilsby in Lincolnshire.


I heard somewhere that it was possible to send day old chicks in the post!!!
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Hevxxx99

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 12:04:33 am »
I got some (24 I think) Hubbards (which, incidentally are a little slower growing than Ross Cobbs and completely delicious: killed from 14 weeks to about 30 weeks, lol) from this guy.  They were delivered to the nearest commercial producer and I collected from there.  I believe they deliver ationwide, so you just have to wait till they're heading your way.

'Fast' growing chickens for meat - Mainly Hubbard's slow growing strains, JA757, 787, Coloryield and Mastergris but also some Ross.


Telephone: 01790 763066 / 07787 533325

Email: pouletanglais@ukonline.co.uk

suziequeue

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 09:22:20 am »
That's interesting Hev because the chap's name on the other forum was "poulet" so I wonder if it is the same person.
We do the best we can with the information we have

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sokel

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 09:07:26 pm »
 :fc: we will find out a week on Monday if they can bring  some up to Penrith  for us.
They come up once a month but it depends what they have room for.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2013, 02:17:16 pm by sokel »
Graham

Hevxxx99

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 11:11:55 pm »
That's interesting Hev because the chap's name on the other forum was "poulet" so I wonder if it is the same person.

Yes, it's Poulet.  Very easy to deal with bloke and definitely recommended.

sokel

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 09:02:40 am »
We will find out tomorrow if they will have room to bring some of these up to Penrith for us  :fc:
Graham

Hevxxx99

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 09:38:02 pm »
 :fc:

Exciting!  Which strain are you getting?  I had 3: colouryield, Mastergris and umm.. a number.  They were all excellent but the mastergris chicks are seriously cute: they look like little bluetit babies. 

Have you had meat birds before?  Even the day old chicks are eating machines...

sokel

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Re: Day old Ross Cobbs
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 06:20:35 pm »
They are Hubbards. We picked 50 up today , fantastic healthy Chicks :thumbsup:

Feeding is not a problem as we get our layers pellets, Chick Crumbs and growers by the mixed ton so always have plenty here
Graham

 

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