cornish x eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ashleymama42, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. ashleymama42

    ashleymama42 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 5, 2008
    Queen Creek, AZ
    So I have 4 cornish x chicks, about 6 weeks old.. 3 cockerals, 1 pullet. how are these chickens as far as egg laying goes? I would like to breed them so that I will have a continuous supply of fresh organic chicken dinners.. however, all in the same coop and run I also have a 6 mo/old RIR roo and 2 americaunas and 1 barred rock.. so 4 cockerals to 4 pullets.. I was planning on eating 2 of the cornish cross roos at 8 weeks..
    will the RIR roo breed with the cornish cross hen? if this happens, what will the babies come out as? will they be meat chickens or RIR or a mix? how does this work? Is it worth trying to keep the two cornish cross and trying to breed? should I seperate them? BigRed- my RIR roo- sits on all the pullets to keep them warm at night.. he's the oldest.. he's taken to all of them, and picks on the other cockerals.. i know, too many roos in one space, but Im just not sure which direction to go next with this bunch.... advice please?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you can get them to laying age, they won't breed true. They are a cross so the cross of a cross = a mixed bag. Might do some searching in the meat bird section, there are a number of threads on making your own meat birds.

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