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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by minifarmer, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. minifarmer

    minifarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    That if you let your cornish cross hens live 15 weeks, they start to lay eggs???!!! You could've knocked me over! I went to check on the six hens I haven't processed yet, and lo and behold... a pullet sized egg [​IMG]. Somebody just earned herself a few more weeks. I just have to figure out who. Karla
     
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Really? That's very interesting. If any of our cornish turn out to pullets I might keep them around a little longer too. I wonder if you bred a cornish pullet to another heavy breed bird if you could get some of the eggs to hatch.
     
  3. minifarmer

    minifarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Good question. I have a barred plymouth rock, partridge rock and a buff orphington rooster...maybe a plymouth rock cx cross would make a slightly smaller bird with more eye appeal...might be worth a try. I have a few broody hens I could hatch the eggs under....
     
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:Give it a try, and let me know how it turns out! I'd love to give it a try. Good luck!
     
  5. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wonder...how big the eggs get when they reach about 26 weeks old??? Curious.
     

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