Queation abour weight of Cornish Cross at 6 weeks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :(My 6 week cornish x weigh 6 lbs live weight now, is that light for 6 weeks? I'd like to have them dress out at 5.5 to 6 lbs, will that possibly happen in 2 weeks?: Also, they eat during daylight hours but sleep in the dark.
     
  2. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems like it's right on track....from what I've read from other forum posters. I haven't raised the Cornish X at all yet.
     
  3. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Conrrom!
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say you are right on track with that weight at 6 weeks. They can definetly make it to your target weight in 2 more weeks. Try to get around a half of a pound of feed in each them everyday from here on out.
     
  5. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem big red feather, they've eaten 225 lbs food so far, almost 300 lbs. a 50 lb bag for the 14 only lasts me 5 days. they are expensive!!
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    They need a lot of food to make that fast growth. You can check and make sure no birds or vermin are eating your poultry food. Use a feeder where they can't spill and waste.

    But I beat you aren't too far off on feed usage.

    The reason that the quick growth is a benefit is that the pain of buying the feed ends soon.
     
  7. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothings eating their food, they are piranas. I had no idea how much food they would eat,n LOL
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    You are doing just fine. Cornish X are eating machines. Our last batch weighed 7-8 lbs at seven weeks. [​IMG]
     
  9. valerian

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    GAWD! where are you raising them. my cornish X were only 3lbs at 6 weeks. They had food constantly and fresh water too.
    What kind of feed are you giving them?
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  10. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I don't know about the OP, but our birds are raised from day one on a 22% protein broiler starter/grower.
     

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