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Big Cornish cross chickens for xmas

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by coondog74017, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. coondog74017

    coondog74017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some people wants to know can they get 10 lbs chickens out of the cornish chicks. I put some on feed for the first time and here is a few pictures of what I got and they are big enough for Xmas.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The roosters will weigh around 13 lbs live and dressed out around 10 lbs and the pullets dresses out between 7 and 8 lbs and these cornish weighed 6 lbs live weight at 6 weeks of age had no problem with them at all I just dresses out 7 the first day do to the weather and I like what they turned out. I will never butcher another breed of chicken unless I raise it. These cornish are under 12 weeks old and I fed out some RR and at 12 weeks they were around 4 lbs live weight.
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] YUM! I want chicken for dinner, Mom... [​IMG]
     
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice looking birds, in the before and after
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Wow.

    Good job.
     
  5. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they missing part of their wings?
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Looks like he clipped the tips. No meat there, and pretty hard to pluck.
     
  7. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations !!! Bingo ! 13 lbs. vs. 4 lbs. in 12 weeks. That is 3+ times the return in the same time. I bet that they have lots of flavor and well worth the effort of raising them.
     
  8. coondog74017

    coondog74017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they missing part of their wings?


    I cut the end tip of the wing off their not enough meat on it, some keep the head and feet but I get rid of mine, their enough meat on the bird to make up for these items. My wife only eats the white meat and as big as these brests are she will get 2 or 3 meals out of one chicken and I like the rest of them. For xmas we are having home grown 25 lb turkey fried and bake cornish chicken or smoked depending on how cold it is out side.[​IMG]The biggest problem is deciding which one to cook first.
     
  9. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Front row first bird, fullest breast meat for your wife. Back row , second bird has 4 drumsticks for you. Send the rest to me. YUMMMMM!!!
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    I have come back to this post twice just to look at how nice these birds are. I am definitely going to have to get some now. Your birds were even pretty when alive.
    Becky
     

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