Cornish X or Standard????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jessicayarno, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Songster

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    I have raised the red broilers and wasn't impressed, took them to processing at 18wks and some still weren't ready weighing in at 2.5lbs!! I am on my first batch of cornish X that i got yesterday and one died already, I know it's normal, and the hatchery said to expect to lose a few.... I really would like people's opinions on what they prefer and why... I am new at raising chickens, other than having them as a kid.. I have a multi-racial flock of laying hens right now and would like to know if maybe i could just breed my own meat birds that are going to yeild a good size bird without dumping a ton of food into them...
    Thanks..
     

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    I've only rasied the Cornish X once but it's definetly cost effective as far as I'm concerned. We processed at 8 weeks and they were 5 - 7 pounds!
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    you should post this in meat birds forum not incubating and hatching eggs, you will get more responses.
    Michele
     
  4. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Songster

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I am considering hatching meaties in the spring and wanted to know the cost of fertile eggs, feed, etc. I have been told it would be more cost effective to buy chicks from the hatchery. Can I ask where your cornish x came from and cost?
     

  5. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Songster

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    i bought mine from a local hatchery in Idaho, and he doesn't ship them he just sells to locals... I read Welp is one.
     
  6. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Songster

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    And ideal poultry also ships chicks..
     

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