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post #51 of 71
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Originally Posted by pinkwindsong 

Question for all ya'll big bird raisers... I have LF Cochins, LF Dark Brahma, and now have 1 roo and 3 blue jersey giants pullets. all big birds.. I have raised big dogs we'll forever and we always take them off puppy food earlier than large or med dog breeds because it can make their bones grow too fast and then there can be problems with their legs joints etc.. is it the same with my  birlds.. the oldest are the  dark brama hens and they 5 months old.. only i=one is thinking about laying, she isn't yet but I figure the lLF or giant breeds mature later due to their bodies working on size as an importance to breeding or laying..  my blues are still you'ins.. only 4 weeks old.. ( I call them my pterodactyl 'd )  .. oh my gosh do they love food of any kind..  non stop eating machines. but like I said used to raising Danes so I expect the large food intake from them.

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If your birds are from a hatchery I'd feed them like any other chicken. When I first got into chickens I got myself some hatchery Brahmas, and, well, they were hardly any bigger than the rest of my chickens. Then I got some non-hatchery Sussex and some non-hatchery Brahmas and wow! th HUGE size difference.

If yours are not from a hatchery or hatchery stock, try feeding them lower protein feed, as for intake, I've never known larger breeds to be dangerous eaters like Cornish X, so, feed them what they eat. smile

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post #52 of 71

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post #53 of 71

i thought it was the jersey giant????

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Some Best Buds are ray's two cents, DuckLover2399, guinea fowl galore & Christie Loves Silkies!
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post #54 of 71
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Originally Posted by silky_3699 

i thought it was the jersey giant????


Jersey Giants are well known as the big breed.
Many of the other birds mentioned here are very rare, but can reach larger size.

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post #55 of 71

My Ghastly Gordon is a huge thing....NN X Brahma cross, but MUCH bigger than his parents.....oh and MUCH uglier.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oxwvvBP_w58/TkpRJix8FuI/AAAAAAAABW0/h-HDPXqxZSw/s576/IMG_6194.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BnoQbiwKc7Q/TjgHzDoNY9I/AAAAAAAABOI/j6ctCvmAOT4/s576/IMG_6083.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sZccyR__uhQ/TjE2qOUwadI/AAAAAAAABMk/BsGcJB6EvY4/s576/IMG_6044.jpg

Game bird in appearance and very determined to share his genetic material.

post #56 of 71

Although, not a breed, some people have raised broilers to adulthood and they have reached 20-25 lbs. There's a thread some where on here for one named godzilla. As for making a super chicken that can live longer, how about some take a broiler, jersey giant, brahama, and the biggest of the Thailand game fowl breeds(the asils, malays, and whatever), and cross, and see what you get. big_smile

Owner of 2 labs , 2 RIR hens, 2 BOs, a polish, a dominique, an EE, a frizzle, and a RIR rooster. Some how manage to not get tired of them.

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Owner of 2 labs , 2 RIR hens, 2 BOs, a polish, a dominique, an EE, a frizzle, and a RIR rooster. Some how manage to not get tired of them.

Life is tough. Life is tougher if you're stupid.

Smile, Jesus loves you!   

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post #57 of 71
Thread Starter 

well now theres a guy that only a mother could love!  lol

post #58 of 71

As a Naked Neck fan, I think he's beautiful! But it's definitely a look that takes some getting used to!

Girls: 1 Brown Leghorn, 1 EE, 1 Catalana, 3 Naked Neck, 2 BR, 1 Lt Brahma. Boys: 1 Production Red (packing peanut, but he's a very good roo). 5 guineas (2M, 3F). Plus 4 cats who mostly ignore all the birds now. The Catalana just hatched 2BRX, 1 LeghornX and 4 guineas, and I ordered some Cornish, EE and Silkies to join them!
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Girls: 1 Brown Leghorn, 1 EE, 1 Catalana, 3 Naked Neck, 2 BR, 1 Lt Brahma. Boys: 1 Production Red (packing peanut, but he's a very good roo). 5 guineas (2M, 3F). Plus 4 cats who mostly ignore all the birds now. The Catalana just hatched 2BRX, 1 LeghornX and 4 guineas, and I ordered some Cornish, EE and Silkies to join them!
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post #59 of 71
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Originally Posted by pgpoultry 

My Ghastly Gordon is a huge thing....NN X Brahma cross, but MUCH bigger than his parents.....oh and MUCH uglier.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oxwvvBP_w58/TkpRJix8FuI/AAAAAAAABW0/h-HDPXqxZSw/s576/IMG_6194.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BnoQbiwKc7Q/TjgHzDoNY9I/AAAAAAAABOI/j6ctCvmAOT4/s576/IMG_6083.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sZccyR__uhQ/TjE2qOUwadI/AAAAAAAABMk/BsGcJB6EvY4/s576/IMG_6044.jpg

Game bird in appearance and very determined to share his genetic material.


I know an older man that wears a red wig and looks very much like Gordon, but Gordon's wig looks more natural. big_smile

post #60 of 71
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Originally Posted by SteveH 

I know an older man that wears a red wig and looks very much like Gordon, but Gordon's wig looks more natural. big_smile


That dude must have a twin brother in NC because I've seen that guy!

- Robbie

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- Robbie

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