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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by NewHopePoultry, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    How big can a cornish X rooster get if you dont butcher him?
     
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  2. OffSpring

    OffSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I am not sure as I don't keep them.

    However I seem to remember other people on here saying that when they didn't slaughter them at the recommended time, they couldn't walk and suffered other health related problems.

    Hopefully someone more experienced will be along soon...
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    Quote:It's the Cornish crosses that have the health problems. The purebreds, according to Feathersite, will get to be about 10.5 lbs when allowed to mature.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

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    Opps, I forgot to add the X. I have a year and half old cornish X rooster who weighs about 20 pounds.
    He seems healthy with no problems, but I want to make sure he is not too over weight.
     
  5. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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    That's just what I didn't need to hear! I have 3 Cornish Xs that are 3 months old, and I just can't bear to slaughter them. They are too friendly and gentle. RIRs I didn't have a problem with, those roosters were horrible.
     
  6. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't tried it myself, but I did read (somewhere on the Internet) about someone who had a cornish cross hen that was laying eggs, and she was about 20 lbs.

    By nature, those birds are overweight. They can't really help it. I think that you've managed to keep him alive this long is what is more interesting. [​IMG]
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

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    Tiny is very sweet and friendly. He has never spurred or went after any body.
    I had his brothers till they turnerd 1, then I sold them. They were also very sweet.
    I'll try to take a picture of him.
     
  8. NewHopePoultry

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    Heres Tiny the rooster:
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  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can he breed?
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

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    Yes he can breed.
     

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