Mama Hen being bad

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tim1970, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. tim1970

    tim1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well apparently Momma hen was sneaking off behind the woodshed.[​IMG]


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    What should I do with this one? He was shipped with my Cornish X, but he/she is not really big enough to eat. Do you think it will survive with my egglayers? This was not an "Extra for warmth" either, because I ordered 75 of the Jumbo Cornish X.


    Tim

    ps: How do you think my Cornish X look? They are 7 weeks old in this picture.
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red? Looks like a red sexlink, which is a GREAT egg layer. Big brown eggs, almost everyday. Lucky you! Oh, and it's a girl. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Lucky you getting a red sex-link! She'll make a great layer for you and a wonderful addition to your regular flock. [​IMG]

    I'm not an expert on cornish crosses, but yours look to be the right size for the age. [​IMG]
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those look just like my 7 week old Cornish X's. Also, McMurray messed up my order as well, similarly. I got a white leghorn (I think) with my Cornish X's, that looked exactly the same as them until it got all of it's feathers and "stopped" growing." At about week 5 I put it in with my layers with no problems.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could add it to your laying flock and I think it would be just fine. You may want it to grow up a little more though, I cannot really tell the size of it very well.

    -Kim
     

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