Can anyone tell what I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by twin2ty, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. twin2ty

    twin2ty Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor went to TSC and came back with 5 chicks for me. Supposed to be laying hens. the box was marked Cornish Rocks, which as I read up on them, don't appear to be very good at laying, and may be a straight run, so may not be hens...... can anyone tell. From what I've read TSC is not the best at accuracy, so I can only hope they were wrong on these. Feathers are coming in white. They are about 3 weeks old.
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish Rocks are 'meat' birds and do not lay.
    They are bred to grow very rapidly and are ready for processing at 8 weeks old.
    Go to the meat bird section of the forum to learn more.
     
  3. twin2ty

    twin2ty Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, nvm, can't figure how to upload pic!
     
  4. breezmist

    breezmist Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi yaw. I posted a thread and pic several minutes ago but no one has replied. Am I doing something wrong? Lol
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    meat birds do lay eggs if the hens make it to being old enough, I have a meatie who will be 3 yrs old come May. She lays good sized big light cream eggs.
     
  6. twin2ty

    twin2ty Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally, the insert image icon came up.... Ok, any more guesses????
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I think that I would give them back to my friend or post a free ad on Craigslist for free meat birds. They may die before they lay any eggs. They eat, grow, and poop more and faster than egg laying breeds.
     
  8. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like CX to me. The second one looks roo like the third bock could be a pullet.
     

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