Originally Posted by bubra007
Originally Posted by cyborg
Cornish X batch #1 is at 3 weeks old today, will band and weigh tomorrow. A couple days ago, I weighed one at random, and it was just under 2 pounds.
Wow, I hope I'm not doing something wrong...I weighed 4 chicks today, they are 2 weeks old today....they were 5 ounces to 8 ounces. I'm hoping they really start putting weight on after the 2 week mark.
There are different lines of Cornish crosses, some are slower growing. My first batch came from Cackle Hatchery, and are definitely the fast growing type. I weighed them all today, with an average weight of 37.45 oz, the biggest at 43.7 oz, and the smallest at 31.25 oz. They are at 3 weeks. I have been free feeding with Nutrena turkey starter at 30% protein, but starting today I am dropping them down to 22% feed 2X a day.
My second batch was purchased at Tractor Supply, quite a bit cheaper considering no shipping charges. They are the slower growing type, they are at 1 week, and I'm guesstimating none are over 5 or 6 ounces, haven't actually weighed any yet.