Cornish ROck x questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Dobela, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Dobela

    Dobela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of months ago my son bought what he thought were 3 Tetras. 2 were in fact Cornish Rock crosses. For about a month now they have had no feathers on their rears. Is this normal? I have bright pink butts looking back at me.

    Their bottoms are also pretty nasty looking. It seems that as they potty it all just runs down their bottom or sticks to the bottom or something. Just nasty gross. My son noticed yesterday that while they are pottying they make a strange sound as if it is difficult for them. I noticed this morning that they seem to strain while doing this. What could be happening and what do we need to do?

    Thank you.
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    absolutely normal, plan on butchering around 8 weeks . . . aren't tetras fish???
     
  3. gevannos

    gevannos Out Of The Brooder

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    My Cornish Rocks are 8 days old and have tail feathers already about an inch long. I've had them a week tomorrow, so far so good.
     
  4. Dobela

    Dobela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, those TSC tints. I think they are called Tetras? The one that really was one is a lovely white with yellow tipped feathers.



    Oh, and butchering them. I don't want to do that myself. That is not in the plans. I didn't want meat chickens this year just for that reason. How do you find someone else to do it?
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    If they are a couple of months old they are probably just about ready to put in your freezer.
     
  6. gevannos

    gevannos Out Of The Brooder

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    Ask where you buy feed if they know of a butcher that will process them for you. I found an Amish butcher not too far from me so that's my plan.
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:lol tail feathers and BUTT feathers are two different things . . . you will see! [​IMG]
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    dobela - just ask around for a butcher like someone said earlier at the feed store, or your ag extension office, or local 4-h group.
     
  9. gevannos

    gevannos Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:lol tail feathers and BUTT feathers are two different things . . . you will see! [​IMG]

    Ha, I'm learning everyday and loving it. thanks to this site !
     
  10. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    you will know for sure you have CX when the front end looks like chicken and the back end like baboon.
     

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