Cornish or similar for our sussex hens for meat birds

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  1. tomerong

    tomerong New Egg

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    Hi i was wanting to cross our light sussex hens with a cornish or indian game bird. I would rather a light colored chickens if possible but my main aim is to shorten the time i am growing out our sussex for home slaughter. Thanks for any thoughts
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I would suggest cornish, but why don't you get cornish cross chicks, by the time you feed the other ones event the price of buying the chicks of CX and feed it would probably be less than feeding your cross you plan to make to butcher time
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    I can't really help with your question, but you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.



    All the best
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  4. tomerong

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    cant seem to find any non vax cx day olds so thought id go this way, since the meat is for my family.
     
  5. tomerong

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    i will do thanks
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can order cx chicks from just about any hatchery and you can ask that they not get vaccinated, usually they have it that if you do not have them marked they will go un vaccinated anyway, so they do not make that mistake.
     

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