helloo from colorado :)

jaylyne8

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 23, 2013
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A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO DECIDED TO GET A COUPLE OF CHICKENS... ENDED UP BUYING ABOUT TWENTY ONE EGG LAYING CHICKS AND GOT ABOUT TWENTYONE CORNISH CHICKS FOR MEAT BIRD... DIDN'T HAVE COOP FOR THEM UNTIL MY GRANDPA CAME AND BUILT A CHICKEN MANSION FOR THEM
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. I'M NEW TO RAISING CHICKENS AND COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS FOR THEM TO GIFT US THE EGGS. I LOVE HOW INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL EVERYONE IS..

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS IF ANYONE KNOWS... IS THERE A DISTINCT MARK BETWEEN A LEGHORN AND A CORNISH HEN SINCE I HAVE 1 LEGHORN AND 21 CORNISH HENS MIXED TOGETHER.

ALSO I BOUGHT 21 CORNISH HENS SINCE WE THOUGHT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE THE FAST EATING/ LESS TIME TO MATURE MEAT BIRD IN A LOCAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUT HALF ARE A LOT FATTER AND BIGGER THEN THE OTHER HALF... DID THE SUPPLY COMPANY GIVE US A DIFFERENT KIND OF BREED PERHAPS?

MANY THANX FOR EVERYONES INPUT :)
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
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North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, jaylyne8, and
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! Pleased you joined us! I'm not sure how to distinguish the two breeds except for size. Within a week the Cornish should be readily apparent - likely they are 2x the size of any other chick, with distended pinkish-red rear ends and an obsession for food. Your supplier very likely could have mixed up your order - the Cornish should be growing like weeds compared to the Leghorns. Good luck to you!
 

wsmith

Songster
8 Years
Apr 9, 2011
2,738
181
218
South of Colorado Springs CO
A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO DECIDED TO GET A COUPLE OF CHICKENS... ENDED UP BUYING ABOUT TWENTY ONE EGG LAYING CHICKS AND GOT ABOUT TWENTYONE CORNISH CHICKS FOR MEAT BIRD... DIDN'T HAVE COOP FOR THEM UNTIL MY GRANDPA CAME AND BUILT A CHICKEN MANSION FOR THEM
wee.gif
. I'M NEW TO RAISING CHICKENS AND COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS FOR THEM TO GIFT US THE EGGS. I LOVE HOW INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL EVERYONE IS..

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS IF ANYONE KNOWS... IS THERE A DISTINCT MARK BETWEEN A LEGHORN AND A CORNISH HEN SINCE I HAVE 1 LEGHORN AND 21 CORNISH HENS MIXED TOGETHER.

ALSO I BOUGHT 21 CORNISH HENS SINCE WE THOUGHT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO BE THE FAST EATING/ LESS TIME TO MATURE MEAT BIRD IN A LOCAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUT HALF ARE A LOT FATTER AND BIGGER THEN THE OTHER HALF... DID THE SUPPLY COMPANY GIVE US A DIFFERENT KIND OF BREED PERHAPS?

MANY THANX FOR EVERYONES INPUT :)
Welcome to BYC!

Be sure to check out the Colorado Thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado/14500

Lots of great local folk who can assist you in your chicken raising experience.

As was stated above, the Cornish will be much larger and have a different body shape than the leghorn. I am assuming it iw a white leghorn.....

Also, check out the link in my signature. It is for ChickenFest which will be held at my place on May 18th. We would love to have you visit.
 

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