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Getting Cornish X chicks next week!

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This is our second time with the Cornish X and it worked out pretty good the first time. But some things seemed kind of off.

 

Is it normal for them to lay around a lot? Does it do anything to the meat?

 

Could we help with their legs? They seem to break often in the last 2-3 weeks?

 

Is it normal to lose 5-6 of them around the same time around the 6th-7th week?

 

Any further advice how to start them out or some tips?

 

If anybody would help me with these questions, that would be greatly appreciated!!!

Natalie Lynn says...

I work on my family farm of 50-dairy, tie-stall. Have two Collies and eight cats. Grow a half-acre garden of veggies and another acre of fruit trees and bushes. Enjoy hunting, drawing, writing science-fiction, working, and playing my 6-string.  I take care of my 30-hen flock, which has a rooster. The flock is a variety of Barred Rocks, a White Rock, Black Australorps, White...

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Natalie Lynn says...

I work on my family farm of 50-dairy, tie-stall. Have two Collies and eight cats. Grow a half-acre garden of veggies and another acre of fruit trees and bushes. Enjoy hunting, drawing, writing science-fiction, working, and playing my 6-string.  I take care of my 30-hen flock, which has a rooster. The flock is a variety of Barred Rocks, a White Rock, Black Australorps, White...

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Check out this BYC link  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-cornish-x-for-meat-the-truth

 

It might have the info you are looking for.

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Thank You!

Natalie Lynn says...

I work on my family farm of 50-dairy, tie-stall. Have two Collies and eight cats. Grow a half-acre garden of veggies and another acre of fruit trees and bushes. Enjoy hunting, drawing, writing science-fiction, working, and playing my 6-string.  I take care of my 30-hen flock, which has a rooster. The flock is a variety of Barred Rocks, a White Rock, Black Australorps, White...

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Natalie Lynn says...

I work on my family farm of 50-dairy, tie-stall. Have two Collies and eight cats. Grow a half-acre garden of veggies and another acre of fruit trees and bushes. Enjoy hunting, drawing, writing science-fiction, working, and playing my 6-string.  I take care of my 30-hen flock, which has a rooster. The flock is a variety of Barred Rocks, a White Rock, Black Australorps, White...

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