CORNISH BROILER

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cheyanne Rebollar, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Cheyanne Rebollar

    Cheyanne Rebollar In the Brooder

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    As you can see, Gordo is quite bigger than his brother chick. I didn't know that Cornish broilers got so big when I initially bought this one but now I feel so bad. He gets so tired he can't walk and sits down often and has hair loss on his bottom. Is there anything I can do to help the guy lose weight or live comfortably? He's only about a month and a half old and is already 3 times bigger than the rest of my chicks the same age as him.
     

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  2. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Have you been feeding him a chick starter @24% protein? Odds are you're not going to like my answer--but I do raise CX and see some telltale signs.
     
  3. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Crowing

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    DO NOT feed high protein feeds. Feed him what you would feed your layers and restrict his feed. Free range him on open grass.
     
  4. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Crowing

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    Chances are he won't make it though, you should start that protocol from day 1
     

  5. Cheyanne Rebollar

    Cheyanne Rebollar In the Brooder

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    This is what I've been feeding them
     

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  6. Cheyanne Rebollar

    Cheyanne Rebollar In the Brooder

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    He is free range and I've limited their food since I realized he was outgrowing everyone else FAST
     
  7. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Crowing

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    And switched to normal feed?
     

  8. Cheyanne Rebollar

    Cheyanne Rebollar In the Brooder

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    All of my chickens are 3 months or less so I still have them all on chick starter. Do you know any tricks to isolate them during feeding time or is it best to change them all over for his sake?
     
  9. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Crowing

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    I'm sorry but I can't help with that...
     

  10. Cheyanne Rebollar

    Cheyanne Rebollar In the Brooder

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    Thank you anyway. This is a new hobby of mine and I'm learning as I go so please don't look down on me for putting him through this. I feel terrible.
     

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