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CORNISH question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DLS, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. DLS

    DLS Songster

    I had a guy tell me that the large cornis are meat only birds. He said the would be verrt poor layers, is this so? I have 6 ea. they are laying most every day. If this is so I will replace them & save feed. I think (HOPE) this guy is full of hot air.

    EDIT:
    I went to McMurry & read that they were great meat birds with wide breasts also a heavy layer..
    I feel better now
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Are you talking about Cornish or Cornish Xs?
     
  3. holliewould

    holliewould Songster

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    OT i so want to take my laptop into the coop to peck at your avatar.

    Yea I have been reading about some of them meat birds laying at 14 weeks or younger and such. From what I understand is you can have them as layers if you don't give them all that finisher feed etc. Oh and let them free range and such bla bla bla. Not sure but I read a post where there was one cornish x that was still alive at 5???? And another at 2? Just hearsay on BYC . The humans just got to get them moving around and made them part of a flock far as I could tell.
     
  4. DLS

    DLS Songster

    NO, Mine are from mcmurry as brown egg layers & I went & looked the layed 5 eggs so far today - only 6 hens. they claim they are great meat birds & heavy layers,They lay better than the stars . Mine are the same size as all the other birds , I HATE people who come & stirr me up......[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    A cornish hen and a cross cross rock broiler is not the same thing. Enjoy your hens and their eggs.
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Quote:What? Where is this anger coming from? What breed is it that you actually have?


    ETA:
    YOu have standard Cornish chickens I am guessing, since McMurry has them in their Brown Layer mix. They are adorable, I would love to have some in my flock someday [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008

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