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Cornish X questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ibpboo, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Pardon my ignorance. Do they always die at a young age or can they live a long life? How are there chick Cornish x if they can not survive, or is it because they are always chicks of two breeds?
    I'm asking because my son came home with two cornish x's and I haven't had the heart to tell him they do not live long. Can I just feed them crumbles and let them free range during the day, or are they just doomed?

  2. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Spartanburg, sc
    They are crosses from two different breeds.
    To get them to live longer they need special care.
    The longest I've heard of them living is around 2 years.
    They get about 15lbs or more full grown.

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