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post #2611 of 3072
Originally Posted by lpatelski View Post

Yes at 3 weeks my pullets and cockerels were neck and neck. Both the best doing cockerels died with in days of each other at maturity. All my stock has come from my two pullets. I culled one as she just kept getting larger and laying few good eggs - loads of double yolks and wavy eggs.






I believe Lavenia and Bob are from her. I think it is easier to keep the pullets.Limit feed them from 4 weeks on up to 16 weeks. Then feed normally - not full feed. They should start laying 19 to 23 weeks. My stock always weighed more than this chart. They were not breeder stock, they are the end product of the female line and the male line. I did not do the skip a day, I just could not; so I fed every day. Yes they were hungry. I gave them things to do, stuff to peck at to keep busy. It was winter so they were in the barn. When spring came I moved them to a large pen so they could get exercise and most importantly light to start the egg laying process.


Best of luck. I love they way my chicks turned out. 

Thanks lpatelski. Your cross chicks are lovely, my hatchery cornish would  look like leghorns next to them. But it's OK, I'm not as serious about the Cornish as I am the Buckeyes, I just like the breed and like to have them around. And they are still meatier than the other chickens I have!  :-)

post #2612 of 3072
Good looking birds Lpatelski, Im heading that way but my project is just beginning, Ill post some pictures of them later.
And. Yes it was time to clean their cages!
post #2613 of 3072
Black ones are Langshans, these are the cornish cross × barred rock rooster to obtain the hens
post #2614 of 3072
Originally Posted by sambat View Post

Black ones are Langshans, these are the cornish cross × barred rock rooster to obtain the hens
I'm very curious to see how these birds mature.Ive been wondering how a langshan would influence the cross.
post #2615 of 3072
Beautiful chicks
post #2616 of 3072
Thanks JRNash, those are pure langshans for now. I too want to see how they come out. That white is very dominant
post #2617 of 3072
The whites are beautiful birds.
post #2618 of 3072
Your cornish x barred rock will make some very nice birds. Ive got some coming up now
post #2619 of 3072

These are Cornish Rock x Barred Rocks at 5 weeks
post #2620 of 3072
Ive had 6 die after pipping. They knock a hole then nada.
Don't know if its the incubator or the shells which seem to be very hard
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