incorporating cornish x into the regular flock

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by City Chicken, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 10 hens/pullets/cockerel.
    i have 9 cornish X who aren't all going to be ready in 2 weeks. i would say 3-4 of them will be, then i would like to incorporate the rest into our regular flock so that they are less work.

    i want them to all keep each other warm, feed and drink from the same feeder-- ie cut the work in half.
    i probably have another 4 weeks on these remaining meat birds unfortunately.

    the last group i incorporated into the flock did fine, a little hen pecking, but nothing excessive and i don't have a mature rooster so little chance of the hens being abused by one.

    thoughts?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have food available to them 24 hrs a day as you probably have with your other chicken - The cx may eat themselves to death or get so heavy they can't walk. I think most limit feedfor cx to 12 hours each day.
     
  3. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't... because we have a fierce predator problem in the city, the chickens are put away at night in a night coop and on a run during the day- so they have access to food and water only during daylight hours.
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, sounds like it will work fine.
     

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