New chick given to me, But I have no idea what it is. Please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zigzag3337, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. zigzag3337

    zigzag3337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Callahan, FL.
    I was wondering if anyone out there can tell what kind of chick this would be. It was given to me today and I have no idea what kind it is.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Awww!!! Looks like my buff orp chicks!!! Whatever it is, it's cute!!!
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing it's a cornish x - a white meat chicken. It's huge and has thick legs.
  4. zigzag3337

    zigzag3337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Callahan, FL.
    It was on plain water and bread. Now I have it on vitamin water and medicated starter. I hope it makes it. My daughter thinks it's the neatest thing. This is the smallest chick that we have gotten so far.
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    It looks like a meatie to me as well.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Cornish X
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've never seen a cornish rock chick before, but I was guessing that before I read everyone else's responses.

    Who gave it to you, and where'd they get it?
  8. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    Quote:Me too. If you are planning on making a pet of it for your daughter make sure you are able to control how much it eats. We got 6 chicks last year to raise and butcher and had to do it on mothers day cause 1 "outgrew" his legs. Their bodies grow so fast to keep the cost of raising them down that their bones cant support the weight and cant walk or stand.
  9. zigzag3337

    zigzag3337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Callahan, FL.
    Thanks for the responses. I have noticed that it doesn't stand a lot, but I thought that was because of it's age and they were feeding it bread and water.

    When should I know for sure? When it's feathers start to grow out, what color or markings should I look for?
  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Cornish Xs will be white-feathered. If you try to keep it alive for a long time (Cornish Xs usually don't live very long; they're bred to be meat birds only) you can't let it eat itself dead.

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