Cornish rocks as pets?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jdc361, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My local feed store sells Cornish rocks and I was wondering, can I keep them as pets? How many eggs a week?
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They are difficult to keep long term. They would definitely need a restricted feeding schedule, and even then they won't be as hardy as the average layer. They are not great egg layers. Of course they usually aren't expected to live that long.
     
  3. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks anyways
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on keesmom. Cornish rocks are poor layers even if they live to laying age. Due to their abnormally fast growth rate (ready for butchering in 8 weeks), they develop all sorts of health problems at a very early age.
     

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