Mcmurrays' Jumbo Cornish X Rocks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Crazy Awesome Chicken, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Crazy Awesome Chicken

    Crazy Awesome Chicken New Egg

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    In December i ordered 75 Jumbo Cornish X's Rocks in a higher elevation we are about 6500ft above sea level. I did not know that they had problems with being raised in higher elevations, hopefully i can stop other people from making the same mistake. When i went to butcher i only had 30 of them left to butcher. Another thing is that the condition the chicks came was terrible. about 8 of them were bowlegged or extremely skinny and dehydrated. Good luck Everybody
     
  2. Firemenlovechicks

    Firemenlovechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    McMurray's has always been EXCELLENT for me! I have ordered their Jumbo CX for the last 2 years and have had VERY minimal losses. I have ordered 30 more for March along with several turkeys for this year.

    Maybe Trying to raise CX in the middle of winter in a higher elevation was your problem? Shipping stress in the cold weather? Something else?
     
  3. Crazy Awesome Chicken

    Crazy Awesome Chicken New Egg

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    Maybe, I'm not sure it could have been the cold but i have had good results in the past with other breeds. Are you in a higher elevation
     

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