Cornish X peeps hatching!!! :D

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by neener92, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued 4 Cornish X hens from my uncles chicken house about a year and a half ago...they lay wonderfully so I decided I'd try putting a couple of their eggs under my broody Barred Rock hen. The eggs are hatching! I had two to already hatch, little white peeps with black speckles on them. They are sooo cute! I just find it sooo amazing how the birds in the chicken houses can lay eggs that are hatch-able and soo darn cute! It just amazes me for some odd reason! [​IMG]
     
  2. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed rooster do you have in there with the Cornish X hens?
    Happy to here they hatched
     
  3. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a very flighty breed, around here they call them "Banties". I think they are just a random mixture of chickens.
     
  4. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I now have 5 total babies from my X broiler hens! Sooo exciting![​IMG]
     
  5. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PICTURES! [​IMG]
    i am intrested to see what these look like..
    I thought meat birds usually dont survive that long because of leg problems etc?
     
  6. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
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    Quote:They don't usually. If put on a diet early enough and given enough exercise, they will live a little longer. I've heard of a few laying, but I've heard they don't lay really well, not like the breeds typically used for that at least. It will be interesting to see what these chicks turn out like.
     
  7. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look normal other than the few black feathers. Very cute little guys. I got a little picture happy! Sorryyy. [​IMG]

    First to hatch! He's probably going to be normal size for a cornish rooster. He has some black on his beak, he's one of the coolest looking ones because of that.
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    Here you he is again. He needs a cute name! Any ideas?
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    Here's my little girl. She's on the small size but has pretty big feet. Such a sweetheart!
    She needs a name too!
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    The three little white ones, and their half brothers and sisters.
    Cutiesss!
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    More half brothers and sisters, these are some of my older chicks.
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