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  1. Mrs.ChickChick

    How do YOU like to raise your Cornish X's?

    At almost 3 weeks old I have separated the CornishX and the standard breed chicks and everyone seems better off for it. The little ones were getting shoved around by the CornishX when it came to food. Now everyone is much more calm. Continuing the fermented feed for both. Am still feeding free...
  2. Mrs.ChickChick

    How do YOU like to raise your Cornish X's?

    This is my first time with Cornish Crosses, although I've had chickens for 5 years now. My question: what works for you raising these meat birds? Fermented feed? Do you raise them alongside your heritage breeds? Do you restrict their feed? Mine are about a week old now and are twice as big as...
  3. Mrs.ChickChick

    First Time With Cornish X's

    I think you did an excellent job of processing by yourself on the spur of the moment! Kudos to you! You did what was best for the bird and didn't let your own emotions stand in the way of doing the right thing. So how much did the finished carcass weigh?
  4. Mrs.ChickChick

    Cornish X - Laying like a champ!

    Wonderful! Are you seeing the growth rate of the Meat Kings with the offspring?
  5. Mrs.ChickChick

    cutest chicken names!

    I didn't read the whole thread but Mother Clucker and Mary Poopins gave me a laugh.
  6. Mrs.ChickChick

    Identity Crisis! Golden Comets or Buff Orpingtons????

    They do look more buff colored than red colored. That being said, I think you've got some sex links there. I believe different hatcheries use different crosses to achieve their sex links which could explain why some are more red colored than others. I picked up 1 chick a few years ago from a...
  7. Mrs.ChickChick

    what is the yellow chick please?

    Could it possibly be a light brahma? they have feathered feet.
  8. Mrs.ChickChick

    Rhode Island Red boy or girl?

    I'd say you've got a boy named Sue
  9. Mrs.ChickChick

    What breed is my baby chick? - named him/her wolverine

    Agree, looks like an easter egger. Could you get a pic of leg color?
  10. Mrs.ChickChick

    Is one method better than the other?

    I highly recommend the "killing cone" method. It is much less mess and also seems less stressful for the bird. No bruised meat either. No flapping. Give it a try and see if you like it better. We sure did.
  11. Mrs.ChickChick

    The road less traveled...back to good health! They have lice, mites, scale mites, worms, anemia, gl

    LOL! Sounds like something my dear husband would say too!
  12. Mrs.ChickChick

    Chickens for 10-20 years or more? Pull up a rockin' chair and lay some wisdom on us!

    Interesting! Are ISA Browns different from hatchery Red Sex Links in that they are patented? Seems like I've heard each hatchery has their own "recipe" for the RSL, is that true? Hopefully you'll be able to find a WR roo that would suit your needs if you decide to go in that direction. Bruce...
  13. Mrs.ChickChick

    The road less traveled...back to good health! They have lice, mites, scale mites, worms, anemia, gl

    Now you've piqued my interest in White Rocks, especially since I get my girls from MPC also. How would you compare them to Barred Rocks as egg producers? Same?
  14. Mrs.ChickChick

    The road less traveled...back to good health! They have lice, mites, scale mites, worms, anemia, gl

    It's taken awhile, but I've read through the whole thread! Bee, your story is so inspiring. Heartbreaking at first, but what a change in the birds' health once you got them back! What a testament to your natural husbandry practices! And like many here who have been following along, I've made...
  15. Mrs.ChickChick

    Chickens for 10-20 years or more? Pull up a rockin' chair and lay some wisdom on us!

    Is this a White Plymoth Rock? She's a beauty and what wonderful traits.
  16. Mrs.ChickChick

    Well my lovely neighbors left me something updates and pics pg3

    That is good news, glad to hear you were able to catch them!
  17. Mrs.ChickChick

    Is there any reason (like possible egg breakage) that laying hens should not roost high?

    I think it depends on a lot of variables. Do you have large, heavy breeds or smaller? What is on the floor of the coop? How much space do they have to "fly"/glide down? If a person has heavy breeds in a smaller coop with hard flooring, you're just asking for bumblefoot. Maybe you can build...
  18. Mrs.ChickChick

    Well my lovely neighbors left me something updates and pics pg3

    x2. My golden laced wyandotte tried to jump into my lap today to get to the scratch i was bringing them. Chickens understand food!
  19. Mrs.ChickChick

    19 and a half weeks old and still no eggs :( egg countdown anyone??

    Yes, she's practicing the egg song, you'll likely have eggs very soon! Has she been investigating the nestbox?
  20. Mrs.ChickChick

    wont lay were she is supposed too!

    Chickens sure do have a different idea about some things that we humans do. At least you always know to look for her egg in the garage! If she always lays in the same place in the garage, is there any way to block that off and/or make it unattractive for her to lay there? She may prefer a more...
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