How do these guys look?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by peteyfoozer, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. peteyfoozer

    peteyfoozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've never had CornishX before. These guys are 6 weeks and have an appt to be processed at 8. Does it look like they are going to be ready or should I reschedule??
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  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me they look to be right where their should be.

    BTW, nice looking dogs. I have a 14 week old male and a 2 year old female. Male is happier with the goats and the female likes her chickens.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look about right to me, but I only did this once and processed at 6 weeks. I guess they really put on the weight the last few weeks, but go through the feed, too.

    Your dogs are neat -- mine wants to eat anything with feathers, so I could never have that pose at my house.
     
  4. peteyfoozer

    peteyfoozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These guys are only a year old. They used to pin and pluck my chickens, until I forced one on his back and made chickens walk on him and beat the other with a dead chicken. Now they are awesome guardians! They treed a coon in the orchard the other night and so far, the three big owls living in the barn haven't had a chicken dinner yet! So then the 8 week schedule should be ok. Thanks! I had no idea what these birds should look like before processing!
     
  5. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've had other GP owners tell me they used the same method......and that it works. So far the younger one hasn't harmed anything, but I'm sure he will. And when he does, he's going to get a shake-down with his victim.
     
  6. peteyfoozer

    peteyfoozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They never actually "killed" a chicken...they just plucked them and I think they died of embarrassment! They thought they were neat 'squeaky toys' [​IMG]
     
  7. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Doberman and a papillon. The little papillon occasionally decides to chase the Banties. I'm going to get a mini electric collar for her because that needs to stop, although I doubt she'd hurt them. All the other chickens are close enough to her size, the cornish crosses are bigger than her, so no worries there.
    The Doberman thinks they are her babies. She's very protective and even fought off a pitbull that broke down our gate one morning. Don't mess with her chickens!
     
  8. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh HOW SWEET!!![​IMG]
     
  9. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG that is sooooo many different shades of just WRONG!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't process my meaties until they were about 10 weeks old. Mine ended up about 3 lbs each after processed. When I got them, I thought they would be around 4-5 lbs. They ate 24/7, but it was also really hot, so not sure if they affected their growth.

    The boys get bigger faster than the girls.


    Love your dogs, they are gorgeous!
     

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