first time with cornish x pic needed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by love2chicken, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so i have had them now for 8 weeks and they are finally starting to grow. but they look weird anyone have pics that i could compare them to. This is my first time having meaties and I had no idea how bad they look. They look like they have growths on the breasts and they have no feathers on them there and there butts are bald. Is it normal and if not what should I do. I wanted to know what I was going to eat and know what they are eating now I not sure anymore. please help thanks [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    I don't have any pics from my cornish x chicks, but it sounds normal to me. They are UGLY little beasties. They will have lots of bare patches. The only thing that I am not sure of is the growths on the breasts... Maybe they are blisters from laying around?
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:These guys are 7-8 weeks in this pic.
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  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    BRF's look really good, mine looked more like you are describing which is totally normal they are just as menagerie said "ugly little beasties" but wait until you cook one! and trust that the ones you buy in the store look FAR worse.
     
  5. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am convinced that sunshine and green grass produce the healthiest and happiest broilers.
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    Cute stops at the end of the first week.
     
  7. farmmomofmany

    farmmomofmany Out Of The Brooder

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    I think no doubt a free range chicken is the happiest. Takes alittle longer in growth I think but worth the wait. And eating all the bugs in the yard is a plus
     
  8. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes i think that BFR's look great. I am hopping that it is normal.
     
  9. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    !!!(WARNING GRAPHIC)!!! lol [​IMG]

    4 Weeks and ugly as hell. [​IMG]

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    I like to look at them from the front, haha. [​IMG]

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  10. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    OK that is about what mine look like but 2of them have the crooked neck so i am guessing all Cornish look like this.
     

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