I am going to try to raise a Cornish X as a layer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thecreekhouse, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Chirping

    Feb 26, 2015
    East Tennessee
    I bought 3 Cornish Rock babies at TSC this week and via feather sexing, I think they're all pullets. I'm going to give 2 to my brother and try to raise the third one as a laying hen. My hens get to forage all day around our backyard so she will get plenty of exercise. I just found the chicks SO adorable that I at least want to give it a try. I blogged about it here : http://backyardfarmer101.com/cornishrocks/

    Has anyone else successfully raised a Cornish Rock into adulthood as a laying hen? I'd love to hear your experiences.
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! My best advice is; don't try. Get some nice dual purpose or layer type birds instead. Also, never do only one or two chickens, as they are flock animals and will not be happy as solitary birds. Mary
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