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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicks10, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. chicks10

    chicks10 New Egg

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    I have my 1st chickens ever, 1o beautiful babies, my barred rocks are great, but I am worried about my white cornish, I didnt do enough research before I bought them, they are beautiful, but 3 times the size of my barred rocks, should I limit there food, I hate to remove them from the others, everyone is so happy together
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chicks10, and [​IMG]! I think your Cornish are fine - they are designed to be eating and growing machines and it sounds like yours are living up to that. Cornish get big very quickly - and can be processed in as little as 7-8 weeks - as a full sized fryer! Others breeds, including your rocks, are slow growers. They will never achieve Cornish size. You can limit their feed - some give Cornish two feedings a day rather than unlimited feed all day. If you limit it too much they will simply eat it all and leave none for the rocks. Sounds like you are doing it all right to me. Best of luck to you!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Yep, it's pretty normal for your Cornish to be growing fast, all breeds are different.

    I hope you find any info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     

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