cornish cross

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rebeccamariemiller, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. rebeccamariemiller

    rebeccamariemiller Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2008
    This is just a question not something I'm planning. That being said, has anyone ever raised a cornish cross as you would a layer, fed slower and not as much and had any success breeding it with a regular chicken? Again this is purely curiosity. Anyone?
  2. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    I have seen some threads on here mentioning keeping a couple hens and having them live just fine. I was searching for threads on developing your own hybrid meat birds, I believe they kept 2 hens who were 2 or 3 yrs old and did just fine, they bred with buckeye and welsummer cocks I believe and were quite pleased with the results.
  3. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2012
    eastern washington
    Here is a pic of a Rhode Island red crossed with cobb 500 broiler [​IMG]

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