My Cornish..confusing but awesome!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SamG347, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. SamG347

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    I have been raising my cornish their entire life...4-5 weeks....in with the layers. They are completely different looking from the cornish I have helped my buddy raise before at this age and from what I have seen online. These cornish are behaving/growing more like freedom rangers. They are getting a choice between 16% feed and 20% usually almost 99.9% of the time eating the 20%. And get to be outside as much as they want and run the whole chicken yard. They are still very active and have strong legs. I'm hoping though just like a freedom ranger they will continue to grow even though they are given soo much room to excericise and such. I will have to get pics of them tomorrow...they are from TSC and they get them from Mt.Healthy in Ohio.
    Pics to come tomorrow!
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  2. CARS

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    My Cornish X's are nothing like they were the last few years. They are so much more active this year. It kinda sucks because in previous years I didn't mind butchering them. This year.... I don't know, they are doing so much more than just eating and pooping [​IMG]

    I talked to a friend that bought his from Hoover's too, and he says the same thing. These guys are foraging and running around like they are just normal chickens.
     
  3. SamG347

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    It's good to hear that someone else is expirencing this. It really isn't a bad thing in my eyes...actually kind of happy. As long as they hit a good butchering weight around 10-12 weeks of age.
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