Cornish Game hens.. are CHICKENS??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CrazyCatNChickenLady, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    Berry Creek, Ca
    Okay you can laugh..

    I just realized that a Cornish Game hen


    Is a CHICKEN.... [​IMG]

    My whole life I thought is was some kind of game bird, like a quail or pheasant.. [​IMG] Oh my, I wonder what other life lessons got mistaken in my mind so far.

    WOW. (I'm 23 btw)
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Haha! Nope. Their VERY chicken! [​IMG]

    ....just don't meet them with a hatchet...

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    Heck, most of the "Cornish Game Hens" aren't even the lovely Cornish Game breed posted above - they're merely young Cornish X. Instead of growing to 7-8 weeks or so, they're processed at a about 30 days.
  4. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    LOL - when i told my youngest sister "the truth" she too was shocked and amazed - and then she kinda thought on it and I will never forget her response...

    "That's so shady that they change the name to make it sound exotic! If they called them 'really expensive plain baby chickens' I guess no one would want to buy them!"

    Funny how labels affect what we are willing to do sometimes - I think she pretty much got it right too when she called it "shady"...
  5. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    Quote:that's not really a cornish game hen... like the post under this one, 99% of game hens, are young CX chicks butchered before time...

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