Conflicting reading...how well will a Dark Cornish lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickengal30, May 15, 2011.

  1. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thanks to you all, I found out yesterday that one of my seven week old girls is infact a Dark Cornish, who was sold to me as a Speckled Sussex [​IMG]

    Now, Im new to chicken keeping so am learning all I can, but Ive been reading so much about the breed, and have come up with some who say there good layers and some that say maybe youll get one a week, that there mainly meat birds. [​IMG] I only have four girls, so egg production is important to me, and would be very disapointed if it is only one egg a week. Unfortunatly my coop and run, 4 x 4 and 8 x 8 couldnt accomodate a fifth chicken, but I dont think I could get rid of her, she is the sweetest.

    How often do your Dark Cornish's lay on average? [​IMG]

    Thanks so much!!
     
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    You will not be dissapointed. I had one and she laid well and she also went broody. Sadly she was killed by a racoon (racoon promptly dispatched) while she was broody.

    She laid very well and was a great hen.

    There are Cornish X that I think might be the 'meat birds' you have read about.
     
  3. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh phew! Thanks for your reply! I sure hope she is a good layer! [​IMG]
     

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