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jumbo cornish x rock hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bunch-a-chickens, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I now these arent egg laying machines, but do they lay fair? reason i ask is Im thinking about get some jumbo cornish x rocks to breed and raise chicks out of to feed to the dogs.
     
  2. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry, im not patient so ill boost my post
     
  3. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most cornish x rocks don't live long enough to reproduce. Their rapid growth rate causes their organs to fail (the organs just cant keep up and get over worked, then fail).

    As to if they would lay well, I doubt it. Cornishs' don't lay well to begin with although the rocks lay ok. But like I said, most likely they'll die off long before they get to laying age.
     
  4. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks.... hey, do you happen to know a fairly quik, big, fair laying bird?
     
  5. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and do golden buffs mature quikly? i have a roo but i didnt raise him myself
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are meat birds. They most likely will not live long enough to reach laying age. They grow super fast. I had cockerals and at 12 weeks they were 10 - 13 lbs.
     
  7. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks but wat about the golden buffs? they lay well and are good mothers if i need them, but what about there growth?
     
  8. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not golden buffs, buff opringtons sorry or buff rocks
     
  9. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No bird will match the cornish x rock for growing speed or size. The xrocks are really for meat only.

    If you're looking for a meat and egg bird (dual purpose) look in to something like a Rhode Island Red, Sussex, New Hamshire Red, the heavier breeds. The RIR is probably the best egg layer while still being fairly large sized and would be the one I'd suggest as they are very easy to find. Eventhough the RIR is pretty big, it's meat production will not match an xrock.

    Some of the regulars here like the Freedom Rangers http://www.freedomrangers.net/ but I don't have any experience with them.


    Edited to add: if you want a broody dual purpose bird, go with the Sussex.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
  10. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up dual purpose birds--they are good for meat and eggs.
     

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