Help me with my cornish rocks!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenlver2013, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I bought two cornish rocks along with two buff brahmas and six speckled sussex.

    I wanted to take my chances of raising these two cornish chicks like normal chickens. Is it possible? Will they live happily and normally with the other eight? How long do they live?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a little different then normal chickens. They are bred to eat as much as possible and grow as fast as they can. Yes, they can live long productive lives if you take a few steps of care while they are young. First you need to restrict feed for them, I suggest 12 hours on and 12 hours off a day of feed ( so they won't have the normal health problems). They feather out quicker and produce more heat so they need a cool side of the brooder to go to so they won't get over heated. Also, make them work for their food! Don't let them just lay at the feeder and eat all day, let them range in a pen for a few hours in the day to find some then when it is time to feed them move the feeder so they have to go to it. Good luck!
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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