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what breed and gender are my chickens

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i bought 6 straight run chick on April 16th...and three of them look like this and they are so big. what breed is this and are they she's

post #2 of 7

Cornish cross, aka meat "butcher'' birds

post #3 of 7
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oohhh....ugh...i can't kill them....now what

post #4 of 7
That looks like it might be a roo. It is a Cornish cross. They are meant to be processed at 8 to 12 weeks. If you don't want to eat them, restrict feed to once a day and free range constantly. They will still have a much shorter life span and will have health problems with their legs, lungs, and heart.
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thank you...

post #6 of 7

Looks like a Cornish Cross pullet to me.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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I agree

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