I got my cornish X this morning

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jackiedon, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I went in with my neighbor on an order. He ordered 25 and I ordered 40. They sent 62 birds so I guess I will call them tomorrow to tell them they missed 3.

    I got them sorted in rubbermaid tubs. I called my neighbor and he told me he couldn't pick his up in the end of next week. He's got to work the state fair (he's a policeman) then he's going to the deer woods for 3 days. I've been telling him for a month and called him Tuesday to tell him they were being shipped that day.

    Anyway, the all arrived health and fiesty! On of the rubbermaiad tubs has a ribbon tied to it and they are having a ball playing with it. They are so funny to watch.

    I've got them on game starter which has 20% protein. Is this ok?
     
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    I see your living up to your title once again Jackie, on the game starter I don't have an answer for you, I know I was offered it at the feed store when they only had medicated starter in stock, I passed on it but really don't know what all is in it. so when is the BBQ gonna take place? been awhile since I have cooked any chicken on the pit and it's starting to sound like it will be on the menu this weekend. also curious where your going to hide them when your husband comes home at the end of the day lol. over run again.
     
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I called Moyer's about the three missing they are going to credit my account. Just my luck most people get extras and I get shorted birds. Oh Well, they all are health and active this morning.

    jackie
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I started mine on 24% chick starter for broilers. You can get it at Tractor Supply Company. I'm not real sure but I believe they need the high protein to grow like they are suppose to.
     
  5. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just got my order from Moyers yesterday too I have always had good luck with them.
    Aaron
     
  6. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I lost 2 today. I was so shocked because they seemed so healthy. I hope I don't lose anymore.

    jackie
     
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Out of 70 that my neighbor and I have, we have lost 3. Now out of 35 that my friend had that came with our order she has lost 7. Not sure why she has lost more with less [​IMG]
     
  8. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost one from a long seed pod that it choked on and saved another from a piece of straw. I started using fine pet litter only and feeding more often as well as leaving an abundance of food and didn't loose another. I did have to pull a clover leaf out of one who couldn't get the stem down.

    Don't know if this will help, but it might be something to look for.
     

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