New batch of Cornish Cross

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Wolfwoman, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I just got the new batch of 25 CXs today. They are 3 days old and I am going to do my best to keep pictures and records of them during the next 8-10 weeks of their lives.

    They are currently in a (old freezer) brooder with a lamp, feeder and nipple waterer. I was a bit worried about them not knowing what the nipple waterer was, but the zoomed right to it, I didn't even have to show them [​IMG] Obviously the feeder was a no brainer for CX chicks!! lol

    Tomorrow when they are tad less stressed I will go and weigh one of the bigger ones and mark him somehow (sharpie?) so that I weigh him consistently thru all this.

    Hubby bought 50lbs of chick starter that is exclusively for them.

    Here they are at 3 days old...
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  2. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice fat little chunkies! I wish you the best! [​IMG]
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Thanks! I'm thinking daily pics might be fun... LOL!!
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I'm right with you. I got mine Thursday. I worry about the heat here. It was 95* today, and is suppose to continue at least 3 more days. Of course they are still inside now; in the garage with a heat light. I plan to put them outside at one week old.
     
  5. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    They are really nice WW! Did everyone make there okay? The daily pictures would be nice for reference later, just to see how they developed.
     
  6. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Not hot here at ALL ... lol

    BS - Paula ordered 125, they send 135 and lost 22 of the whole batch. Sam went and picked up ours yesterday and Paula said they were going to replace the lost ones locally, that they didn't want to ship anymore.
     
  7. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    All but one of the chicks is doing well and he might just be sleepy, we'll see how it progresses.
     
  8. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Day 4
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  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Who did you get them from?
     
  10. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Quote:Welp Hatchery.
     

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