cornish rocks.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rwdeets23, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. rwdeets23

    rwdeets23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has any one ever kept them with there flock and got ok egg production.. ive had some be for but never kept them around to see ... i just bought 13 today and a lady at the feed store said she has some that are laying pretty good. i was just thinking about saving some or should i just butcher them..
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Several people have kept them for a few years. I think usually they ration their feed, though sometimes they just let them free range. Keeping them moving is probably a big part of the battle. Of course they get huge. I've also read they are pretty good layers, and I think someone had one go broody and raise chicks.

    There might be more about this in the meat birds forum.
     
  3. rwdeets23

    rwdeets23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you.........
     
  4. FenikT

    FenikT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three dark Cornish, along w/ three EEs. IMO, they are great layers of medium-large, light brown eggs. Each is a pretty steady daily layer.

    They are personable and charge the back door whenever I walk by it, expecting me to come out and offer up a treat. They free range most of the day but have supplemental free choice pellets in their run. I think any bird will get huge if you keep them in an enclosed run with nothing but food for entertainment.

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    Poor Fenwik being taunted by the girls
     
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  5. rwdeets23

    rwdeets23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok great, ill have to pick a few out when they get bigger to add to my laying flock...[​IMG]
     

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