well here it goes. i have 10 cornish x chickens. i pen and run them with a free range 2-3 hours a day.
they are not fat and lazy they act like regular chickens. they are 4 weeks old and on 20% feed . the feathers are white and fluffy. they are doing well. this is my first batch. i am happy so far. i do raise with 5 RIR, 6 EE,and 3 BSL all around the same age.
now for the strange part. i have a cornish x with 1 black feather and she is a faker. i check my flock 2 times a day. i noticed the faker had a very hard crop and was lethargic. i took her in the house and gave her veg. oil and rubbed her crop to break up the food stuck in the crop. she then pooped of course. i held her for a while petted her and just loved her up. she feel asleep . after short time i put her back to the pen. when i went back out to free range the chicks she was just lying around. i chased her out of the pen to get activity.
she just laid down. looking sickly i of course picked her up and loved her up. i was going to take her in the house and give her tlc , however when all the chicks got back to the pen i put down some scratch and meal worms. then my sick chick had a instant recovery. she went to town on the scratch and worms and ran to the water bowl and drank. this why she is she is called the faker.
anybody have a cornish x with 1 black feather,