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Are these cornish x rocks?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Quiltslikecrazy, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Quiltslikecrazy

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  2. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it to me, 1 male & 1 female.
     
  3. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  4. Quiltslikecrazy

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    Sorry They are 8-9 weeks old.
     
  5. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For reference, this is what my last batch looked like at 8 weeks, right before we butchered them. They should be pretty heavy by then, depending on their diet. Ours were avg. 6 lbs dressed.
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  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand that these Cornish Rocks can have trouble walking sometimes because they can grow too fast if fed too much. Did anyone have this problem with this or similar types of chickens?

    Those look like some big chickens.
     
  7. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they can. They can also die of heart attacks and liver failure for the same reasons. Actually, they just tend to die regardless. Sometimes they just die for the fun of it.

    It's important to regulate their feed because they will literally eat themselves to death. They have no "stop" button in their brain that tells them they are full.

    I call them "Chicken Tanks" because that's pretty much what they are. *L*
     

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