cornish cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bradnjulieplus4, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. bradnjulieplus4

    bradnjulieplus4 Out Of The Brooder

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    What kindda egg layers are they or are they even worth 5$ a bird ?
     
  2. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CX are hybrid meat birds. I would not recommend them as layers although it is possible. They have a tendancy toward leg problems do to their size and fast growth. I certainly would not pay $5 a bird unless they were full grown and I planned to process them. I personally raise them for meat only, they are ready for processing by 10 weeks or so.
     
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  3. bradnjulieplus4

    bradnjulieplus4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks bud
     
  4. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. That is why BYC is so great! Although most of the time, if you ask if you should buy a breed you will get a bunch of 'chicken enablers' telling you to go for it [​IMG]!!!!
     

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