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Meat Bird?? HELP!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Djmiller012, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Djmiller012

    Djmiller012 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2007
    Tabor, IA
    I was another post about the dyed chicks, and one user said that the red one was a meat bird, and this is the second time I have raised chicks, and I was wondering if these are meat birds...?




    They are bigger then the rest of the chicks....
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2007
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    the easter chicks are usually extra cockerals dyed an sold cheap to the feedstores.i ended up with 2 easter chicks a few yrs ago.an they was white leghorn roos.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Dj....how old are they? I have 3 week old Cornish X....they are HUGE already compared to my BO...same age. I think the cornish x I have are already about 2, maybe 3 pounds and yes, cornish X are meat birds. Yours look similar to mine. Hope thats what you wanted?
  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2007
    I have dyed easter chicks..my red one is a RIR. My three feathering white are either cornish X if they are female or Leghorns if they are male- this info came from the hatchery. And I agree, yours look like cornish x.

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