Cornish Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jx2inNC, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cornish should have yellow legs.

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  2. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Might suggest worming also, a heavy parasite load can also affect bightness of leg color.
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, They were just wormed too. Hopefully I can get my hands on a few more from the breeder. Even if it is a $200 ferry ride.. Well I might as well fly them then. :p
     
  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    In hens the legs will lighten to white when they lay. Chlorafil tablets in th water will turn legs yellow also. It is best to breed for the darker yellow legs naturally. Probably why I hatch about 100 plus birds each year. The pearl eye is a bigger concern to me actually.
     
  5. Schipperkesue

    Schipperkesue Out Of The Brooder

    Ah, the pearl eye. What a conundrum. Most of the pearls I have seen are a lustrous yellowish white but I imagine a pearl eye is a nacreous silver grey. What color IS pearl?
     
  6. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be order some from a different breeder.. He has white, blue, spangled, blue laced red and and dark. Hmm... I think I will order a variety? Also maybe a few Malay if I will be flying them over... LOL I can get young stock or straight run chicks...
     
  7. Schipperkesue

    Schipperkesue Out Of The Brooder

    I adore the spangled! Is this a Canadian breeder?
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Murphy strikes again.
    So, I started treating my juvie pen of DCs 2 days ago for sneezing and coughing. I gave them Tylan soluable since I noticed a few of them doing this.
    Today I went out and it was worse, so I was going to treat them all orally with injectable after doing chores. I got the feeding done and started watering. I got to said pen just in time to see my best cockerel (I had just finished culling all extras and not good enough to breed birds last week before Thanksgiving), flip over and die on the spot.
    I look in the corner and here is the other fella turning purple. Within a few minutes, he was flipping over too. I picked him up and he died in my arms.
    I think whatever they had has been exacerbated by the fact that we have been down to about 10-15 degrees (F) the last couple of nights and my coop is an open air type. I have a pen outside that is very open too and all of those are fine, so I think somebody caught something and they shared it in that pen. Funny thing though is that none of the birds directly next to them are effected at all, so I am stumped.
    Even though I used the Tylan, I went ahead and butchered them. The withholding is only one day on the injectable, so I think I am safe after over 24-hours with the soluable. I wasn't about to let two birds that probably dressed over 5-pounds go to waste. What really p***es me off is that they were such darn good birds!!!
    Once again, Murphy's Law of Animal Husbandry strikes at my farm.
     
  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Check your feed dates and look for mold. I lost a nice cock a while back but there was no coughing or sneezing but his head turned purple.
     
  10. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he is. :). Cornish are not popular in my neck of the woods.
     

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