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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by teenchik, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. teenchik

    teenchik In the Brooder

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    I have done it! I raised cornish crosses and freedom rangers that were sold for eating but brought them up to laying and breeding. I had people tell me there eggs would never be healthy, strong or fertile enough to hatch but i have a half dozen chicks out of about a dozen eggs. They are happy healthy little pigglets just like their hatchery bred parents.

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  2. christineavatar

    christineavatar Songster

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    Babies are so cute!
     
  3. u breed ur cornish crosses?? the ones i got from the local farmer (foster farms) for FFA never lived past 5 months old. they got to big and fat to breed, they could barley walk. they were good eating tho. i kept to to breed but they died at 5 months.
     
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