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Cornish cross questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ginghamchick, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Ginghamchick

    Ginghamchick New Egg

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    My Cornish cross 3-4 week old seems to be very lazy and appears to crawl and lay around rather than be active like
    the other mix of breed chicks in the coop. It has grown very fast. No problems eating, drinking or defecating.....any thoughts on this?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Cornish cross are bred for one thing, to get big and fat, fast and then be processed. They aren't active like other chickens - they just eat and eat. You could do a search for cornish cross on BYC for more info. I think they have to have food limited at some time during the day because they would eat themselves to death. If they aren't butchered early they rarely make it to a year because their hearts can't handle it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Gingham Chick, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Nope, sounds like the Cornish X is just being a Cornish X. As drumstick said, that's how they are bred.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    x3 about the cornish
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. x4
     

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