Is this normal? Our cornish X are 12 days old. We ordered 50 with 25 red meat birds EXTRA from Mt Healthy-- 78 arrived- all alive - all happy. We have not lost any. We feed fermented feed (remove at night) and have just separated the RIR (I think) from the Cornish X because the RIR were looking as pitiful because of the wet feed all over from the crazy eating..
The birds do act ravenous EVERY time we fill up their feed dishes (5 times a day), they move around a lot and seem to have no mobility issues. The feather growth is sad. BUT, the huge protruding tumor looking areas on them are making me concerned. Should half their breasts grow rapidly? Should they look like this?
The goal is to get them outside ASAP for moe foraging but the temps in E Tenn are right above freezing this week, so we need to wait. I know they are not going to be beautiful, like my other barred rocks, but I want to make sure I haven't done something wrong and Im just lucky they haven't all fallen over dead. TIA