Cornish - Are they only for meat?

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

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
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    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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