Can cornish X's live a normal life??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jackrooster, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see all these cornish rock X and i feel so bad for them.....can they live a normal life with less food?? or not at all,?? i would like to get one. Thinking that i cant save the world, but i can save 1 peace of it.... but just thought i would ask?
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    NOT from experience...but from reading other's experiences: Yes, but a shorter life than most chickens. Many find them exceedingly sweet birds. I don't think limiting their food would be best, but giving them room to roam and act like "real chickens" would be nice. I've read that some have cornish that are very typical to layers in their activity levels. But they never live long, so be prepared for that. The longest I've heard of is about 2 years, although most never make it to a year.
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Quote:Second that.
     
  4. agriewahn

    agriewahn New Egg

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    I have a rooster and a hen that are almost a year old. The rooster does everthing the other roosters do but
    is a lover not a fighter. The hen lays eggs about every other day. The are very sweet and very big. They do not over eat as they did
    when they were younger.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

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