freindly or not?

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  1. one cool chick

    one cool chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does any one have experience with Cornish chickens? we might be ordering one and want to know if they are good pets?
    and held VERY often. thanks [​IMG]
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I don't have experience with those, but if you want a lap chicken, silkies are the way to go. They love to be pets. I still want one so badly!!
     
  3. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had two Cornish X Rock meat birds for pets and they are wonderful. The first was a hen from a Tyson give away. (They were giving out chicks as prizes at a fair) The second was a Roo that was intended as being an actual meat bird along with its 39 siblings but my kids kept him and he made a great pet as well. He was too big to live safely with my leghorns so he lived under the porch with the bulldogs.
    I want to get some red laced cornish this spring. If they end up aggressive I can always have dinner.
    As to cuddly pets SILKIES are my #1 pick as well. They just LOVE to be around people.

    Edited to say that with The Cornish X Rock neither of mine lived much over one year. The hen was up close to 30lbs and the later Roo was a bit more. They just arent built for long life.
     
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  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    We had cornish bantams for a short time...got my oldest boy to switch breeds...did not want to be AI-ing. They would sit in his lap and seemed to enjoy being held. So do his bantam Shamos...it might just be him...there was roller pigeon that would sit on his shoulder like a parrot for a pirate...
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. one cool chick

    one cool chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your info.[​IMG] 30lbs wow that's as big as my 3 year old sister!
    we were thinking about getting the bantam cornish.we are thinking over run with chickens.we have 6 chickens right now but we will be getting 11 more in this up coming order.[​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just as long as it is a hen! lol we had goten all boy ones and they are so mean! But the hens are cool. One of are boy broilers we saved for 3 months and he was 15 puonds!! His name was Bob. lol We ate him for Thanksgiving.
    But the hens are nice just not the roos.

    Chicken Girl
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Here is a great reference book, Gail Damerow's 'Storey's Guide to Chickens' is an excellent guide, as well as this web site. This site is an excellent source of information.

    Also here are some other good sites and info.
    As referenced in the above post,
    Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart

    Additional resources.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/aboutChickens.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/coopdesigns.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart


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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Oops duplicate post. [​IMG]
     
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