Cornish - Are they only for meat?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jerseygirl1, May 27, 2010.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I saw some Cornish chickens at the Poultry Show last month - are they only for meat? Can they have a full life as a regular kept-chicken? Do they have a shortened life span if not butchered prior to a certain date? Just curious, since it was a cute little thing. I haven't got a clue about them, so please, I am just looking for info
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    The Exhibition Cornish live just as long as other chickens. They are active healthy birds if given the room to move and exercise.

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