Cornish cross not gaining wt

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kjohns, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. kjohns

    kjohns New Egg

    Oct 6, 2015
    Hi all! Hoping someone can help me out. I have raised cornish cross several times in the past and they were huge at 8 weeks. We processed the next batch at 7 weeks to avoid chickens that were too big. We did raise them in summer. I expected to butcher roosters at 7 weeks and hens at 8 weeks.yesterday was week 7 and they are not big or meaty enough.
    They seemed to be growing as expected until this past week.
    They are in a big pen. They run and try to fly. They scratch and forage most of the time. We put raked leaves in big piles in the pen. They love it.
    Am I giving them too much room?
    Am I not feeding them right? They are getting 50/50 mix of grower and ground corn.they are strong and healthy.
    I order from a different nursery. Could that make a difference?
    Please help. I have 53. Thanks everyone.

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