Leghorns?? or not...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wegs813, May 13, 2010.

  1. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone able to tell me what kind of chicks these are? Leghorns? I am a new chicken owner, so kind of clueless.
    These chicks have taken off and are bigger in size than all the other ones I have.


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  2. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sorry....I am wondering about the yellow ones. The lighting is not all that great but I did my best.
     
  3. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish X is my guess- their feet are huge and it doesn't look like they have long legs. They look like butterballs. We raised some last year and I really liked them- very sweet chickens in a dopey from snow white kinda way.
     
  4. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this next question will prove how chicken dumb I really am.....are they more of a meat bird than a layer? Their feet are huge...essentially huge butterballs!!
     
  5. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And now I have answered all my questions...I ran and googled them quick!
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    They are a meat bird, not meant for laying. They grow very fast, eat a lot, and are meant to be butchered around 8 weeks. You can keep them longer, but you run the risk of heart and leg problems.
     

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