Anyone Ever Do 'REAL' Cornish As Meaties?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Birch Run Farm, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    I have wondered if the real deal, such as LF dark Cornish, are good as meat birds. If so, how long would you grow them for?
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I grow and breed Dark Cornish. They are like all other purebreeds in you are looknig at around 15+ weeks for good results. They do have a nice carcass shape to them, but they are not broilers by any stretch of the imagination.

    I know this farm at Heritage Foods sells them as part of our 'slow food' movement for very high prices:

    http://www.heritagefoodsusa.com/farmers/farmers35.html

    I'm just entirely pleased with the broilers and results I get, so I have no desire to start raising the DC for meat.
     
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    Thanks, that is great input. I have always had good luck with the white broilers too.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't grow whites or Cornish X's.
     

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