Cornish Rocks/Cornish X Same???????

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by wawa, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. wawa

    wawa Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone asked in another post this same question but it got passed by,Are Cornish Rocks the same as Cornish X if not whats the difference and which is the best. I have Cornish Rocks and also would like to know if I did wrong by having a constant food supply for them 24/7. They are 5wks old and doing fine getting bigger every day. I have heard others talk about taking the food away from them is there a scheduale they should be fed on???
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish Rocks or Cornish X usually refers to the same type of birds which are used for meat, the names are interchangeable.
     
  3. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry didn't answer feed question. You may want to take the feed away at night so they don't over eat.
     
  4. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do your birds have access to grass? I feed my birds as much as they will eat in a bout 20-30 mins then feed then again 4 hours later they get to range the rest of the time. they don't grow a quick but i like they way they taste when they get grass much more flavorful meat. takes about 10-12 weeks to get to about 8 lbs dressed
     
  5. wawa

    wawa Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I just started letting them out in the yard during the day for a few hours It has been cold and I wasnt sure if they where old enough to handle the cold.But I still have food to them 24/7
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    The meat bird is actually a cross between a highly specialized line of cornish and a speical line of Plymouth Rock, hence, cornish x rock or cornish rock cross.
     
  7. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I take the food away for roughly 12 hours, at night. It doesn't have to be perfectly timed though.
     
  8. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish X, Cornish Cross, Cornish Rocks, and Cornish Rock Cross are all the same basic critter. Where confusion starts is when people truncate and call these birds Cornish, which they ain't.
     

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