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OMG. My cornish X are getting huge. Pic.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PikeCo, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. PikeCo

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    They are only five weeks old today and some are over 8lbs already. I think they are really healthy though.[​IMG]
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

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    Good job. What are you feeding them, how are they housed?
     
  3. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really?
     
  4. PikeCo

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    Sorry my pic showed up rotated. Fed 30% turkey starter for three weeks, weaned them down slowly to 22.5% protein by mixing my own blend of Show Chow. We also use Broiler Max. They are in a 10 x 10 coop inside a large block shed. They are a 4H project, my kids are really excited. We have raised them for four years now. They love to eat the birds that don't go to show. The kids do the work, I make the decisions. I make it a point to help them understand why we do things the way we do. Thank you!
     
  5. PikeCo

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    Here is one more poor picture.[​IMG] I am so sorry that it keeps rotating them! Don't know what I am doing wrong. They don't show up that way until I post them.
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

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    I was wondering which Pike County you are from. I looked back through your posts and found that you are in Piketon.

    My family was from that area about 150-175 years ago. A great-great uncle was actually a constable in Piketon.

    I worked with a fellow in Dayton named Entler who lived down that way, between Waverly and Piketon. I went deer hunting down at his place a few times.
     
  7. PikeCo

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    That is neat. I know quite a few Entler's. All good people. Small world huh?
     
  8. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi PikeCo, an easy way to keep those pics upright would be to upload to a photo storage website such as photobucket.com. They have built in resizing and rotation tools to get those chickens standing upright instead of spiderman walking along the walls. [​IMG] I sure hope I can someday own chickens. What an awesome gift to give your kids...knowledge of and connection to our food. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mac in Wisco

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    Quote:You know Cecil? Yes, it's a small world. I've traveled a good part of it.
     
  10. PikeCo

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    If he is about 65 or so, I know who he is. I am 36 so he probably doesn't know me. I am sure he knows my grandfather pretty well though.
     

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