Need help please can't tell if this is a meat chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicken420, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. chicken420

    chicken420 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2017
    Northern va
    These 2 yellowish / white chics are the same breed which i forget what they are.. this one chic is growing like crazy anyone think this is a meat chicken? I dont want it to be one is there anyway i can raise him as a free range any welcome please [​IMG]
  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2015
    Near Seattle, WA
    Yeah, it looks like a cornish X to me.
  3. gholmomma

    gholmomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2017
    One tell-tale sign is the bird's need for feed. The Jumbo CornishX are pigs. They can't deal with hunger.

    Our county 4H leader was telling us that without the high protein feed, they JCX's will start to "fail" by week 6. In other words, they need to big protein food for their big growth rate. They can free range easily, but it's a supplement----given the choice, the fatty will sleep in the food bin. He can't run/jump/roost, so he is easy prey. And by week 10, they're usually so fat that organ failure be prepared to transfer him to the freezer between weeks 6-9. If you can't do it, no judgement---but you might find a predatory bird sanctuary or large animal rescue that might take him.

    -Good Luck!

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