Cornish Cross Care

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by yolkoroo, May 8, 2011.

  1. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chickens (Deleware's and Speckled Sussex) under 1 year old. I have recently had what I think is a cornish cross (from pics found on BYC and behaviour/growth rate) and two other chicks literally dropped off with me. I think they are all between 2-3 weeks old and I have no idea how to care for the Cornish...it is getting so big so fast, has to sit down alot and eats a lot. Please excuse my ignorance, but is there a way to manage the weight gain and keep him/her like my other chickens, or is this impossible with a Cx meat bird? The other chicks are much smaller, one is a Bantam (silkie or something- can't post pics for some reason)on the thread for breed ID). Do I need to separate them? THANK YOU.
     
  2. cliffsdad

    cliffsdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 1/2 week old layer pullets living with 1 1/2 week old CX's. They are now almost the same size and the CX's are SO bossy and hungry that they keep the others from eating as much! I think the layer pullets are almost feathered enough to leave the light and they will be better off without the competition! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. yolkoroo

    yolkoroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, are you planning on continuing to keep the Cx with the layers? Will that work?
     

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