Mystery TSC chicks...need some help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Scoutmedic, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Scoutmedic

    Scoutmedic Out Of The Brooder

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    I was at TSC last week and they had a few chicks left. The bins were labeled Pullet, Cornish, and Speckled Sussex. The odd thing is that they all looked alike. Now, maybe I'm wrong here, but I suspect that a few chicks got mixed around and didn't get home with the breed I was looking for. Does anybody have an idea what breed these chicks are?


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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not Sussex. They might be Cornish, which is a meat bread that grows quite fast. TSC really should do a better job of labeling those bins.
     
  3. heartbreakdiet

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    Def not specked Sussex. Last year our tsc had the chicks in completely random bins, silkies were in a bin labeled "ducks" etc. super frustrating!
     
  4. Scoutmedic

    Scoutmedic Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't think they were cornish as I cannot find any pics similar to them. They might be though, I'm certainly no where near an expert. They are currently 2 weeks old.

    If they are cornish and I'm not raising them for meat birds, how will they fit in to the flock?

    Thanks!!
     
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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are meat birds they need a diet cause they will over eat and die. Even with a diet they can easily break legs or have heart attacks. I lost most of the meat hens that never got done for freezer camp to egg laying. They would lay an egg and die. The two roosters I had died from heart attacks. I have one hen who will be 3 come May. They all weighed around 25 pounds at just under a year old, so they can get big.

    your chicks might be white rocks
     
  6. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These look like the chicks that we labeled as Cornish Rocks that the Tomball TX store has had - perhaps a lille older than the day-olds.
     
  7. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are feathering in very nicely for Cornish, give them a little while and see if they turn out to be White Rocks--you'll be able to tell by how fast they grow and how thick their legs get.
     
  8. Scoutmedic

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    Thanks so much. These chicks have probably doubled in size in the week that I've had them. Was hoping for the Sussex, but I'll have to figure out what I'm going to do with them.

    Should I switch their feed to a 24% protein ration, or can they stay with chick starter at 18%? They are mixed in with some other chicks, too.
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I fed mine regular chick feed, as they where also mixed with other chicks
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like white rocks or white leghorns

    cornish crosses would be a whole lot bigger than that
     

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