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Growth Rate of Cornish-Cross Chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Candra Carter, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Candra Carter

    Candra Carter New Egg

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    I am looking to bring a pen of 2 Cornish-Cross Chickens to the fair this year and I was just wondering how fast they would grow. They need to be a least 5lb each. What date do I need to purchase my chicks by.
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check with your fair rules, many have specific ages that the broilers must meet to qualify to show at the fair. In the case of our county fair the birds must be between 5 and 8 weeks of age.
     
  3. Candra Carter

    Candra Carter New Egg

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    Our fair rules just state that they must be born after January 1st and a minimum of 5lb.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd plan on them being around 7-8 weeks at time of fair, so adjust accordingly from whenever your fair is.
     
  5. Candra Carter

    Candra Carter New Egg

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    Ok, Thank You it is my first time raising this breed and I didn't know they grew that fast.
     

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