Cornish X can't run/don't range-who says? (pics)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by miss_jayne, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    mine do...they are crazy running fools! and they range all over the place!

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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    OOOooo boy that's a lot of chooks!
     
  3. Bassleg

    Bassleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many cornishx do have there?
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    In that second photo, they look like sheep in a field. Or maybe I need to clean my contact lenses... Cute pics.
     
  5. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a farmer not far from me that allows his to range also. I'm really not sure, but his always seem happy and plump, and he operates a succesful CSA and seems to have happy customers per his website.

    Good luck to ya!

    CT
     
  6. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    I wonder how much food you are actually saving? I have had a few chickens totally live off free range and spilled feed for awhile but I would think that many would deplete food sources quick.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:they range but not FREE range. see the buckets down by the tractor/hoop house? that is the feed area. they get fed twice daily plus cracked corn in their hoop house at night.

    my point is basically that they are not fat, lazy and crippled. mine run all over!
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:103!

    and Buff...yep, they look like sheep, but oh my, they will chase me down!

    when they hear the door knobs on the house, they come barreling.
     
  9. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I can say with certainty that my Cornish X never strayed that far from the tractor unless the feeders were empty and I was coming towards them to refill. [​IMG]
     
  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:103!

    and Buff...yep, they look like sheep, but oh my, they will chase me down!

    when they hear the door knobs on the house, they come barreling.

    It's so funny how they can hear you before you can hear yourself [​IMG]
     

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