Extremely small Cornish cross at 5 weeks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by emeded, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. emeded

    emeded Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I noticed that my cornish cross is growing a bit slow. It lives with two (as well 5 weeks old) gold sex links. It eats 20% organic feed, but at 5 weeks it's still barely at 1.5 pounds!!! By now it should be at least at double that. It is growing faster then sex links, but still way too slow.
    It walks around, and it does not seem to be sick. What am I doing wrong?
    I only have one, as I am trying to determine if/how would I raise them next year.

    Thx.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Picture?

    Are you sure you got a cornish cross, and not just a rock or cornish?
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just a stab in the dark, but perhaps you don't have enough birds. I know that sounds funny, but the CX seems to thrive on feed competition. I am usually running several tractors of birds at a time, and I have noticed when one tractor is less populated than the other, the tractor that is more populated has heavier birds in the same timeframe, feed, ect.
     
  4. emeded

    emeded Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the feed store they claimed it's cornish cross. Not sure how to upload a pic here. Let me check that...
     
  5. emeded

    emeded Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You know what? That actually crossed my mind for a second other day, but then I thought it's living with "other" chickens it should not matter. Maybe you are right...
     
  6. emeded

    emeded Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here is the picture...

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  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard a lot of complaints about chickens not doing well on the commercially available organic feeds. Some of those feeds appear to be lacking something important.

    I don't think your chicken is a Cornish Cross. Cornish cross have a really wide stance and very heavy legs and feet.
     
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  8. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After seeing the pic, I think the same.
     
  9. emeded

    emeded Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After seeing the pic, I think the same.

    What could it be?
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After seeing the pic, I think the same.

    What could it be?

    White Rock or Leghorn would be my first 2 guesses. Looks like a pullet.
     

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