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Thick legged chicks and really heavy. Help me figure out what they are!

post #1 of 7
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There are about 20 of them. Thick legs and heavy bodies for 5 weeks old. They feel as heavy as my 5 and 6 month old RIRs. Any ideas? No one seems to know where they come from or what breed they are. They are no tmine. They are being given away and I would hate to see someone get them for the wrong reason.

post #2 of 7

It's been a while since I had any, but my guess would be cornish/rock broiler crosses. 

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I would guess Cornish X also. They are being given away???? Why would someone give away free dinners after feeding them for a while?
post #4 of 7

Looks like a Cornish X to me too.

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Most definitely, meat bird with those big fat legs... Free dinners you BET! No eggs. Look like they're healthy; only 6 weeks of feed til suppertime wink.png
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post #6 of 7

Are they 5 weeks in the picture? If so, they're not Cornish cross, or they've literally been starved.

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Thank you everybody. Thats what I figured. They were 5 weeks in the picture. They were giving them away. We didnt get them though. He didnt know what they were and what they were he was disappointed bc he wanted eggs. Just couldnt put them with my birds at this time and didnt know what to do with them. I was concerned as they had a hanging feeder and the food was wet. I told the lady the food needed replaced bc it was wet but she didnt seem to care. I dont know what happened to them. If I had the time to get thins set up I probably would have got them but he was only wanting to keep a few for eggs and give the rest away. But since they dont give eggs I couldnt take them all. I hated it but I couldnt give them any better at that moment other than eat them right then.

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