Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickensducks&agoose, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    chickensducks&agoose :

    she was bit by a fox, and then adopted 4 of our chicks... they sleep with her at night, one sleeps on her back! So I couldn't butcher her, she earned her ability to try to live... but.... she's HUGE. I limit her feed, I put most of the feed up high where she can't reach it. I'd bet she weighs at least 15 pounds right now though. and she's dense, like a big feathery brick. yesterday, she started walking a little funny, like one of her legs hurts a bit. not a lot, she still is very active, and goes down stairs, and hops up to the top of a 2 1/2 foot tall box to sleep, but I'm worried. How long will a jumbo cornish X make it?

    Mine made it for 8 weeks:) sorry couldnt help it--but Ive seen people on here with 18-20 month olds at 20 lbs-very restricted diets though so as not to cause leg and joint and heart issues-Katy has great photos of hers-HUGE BIRDS!!!​
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    I kept a few of my girls alive for almost a year, but it gets really hot here and and they didn't make it through the summer. I almost had to starve them to keep them alive and walking.

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