Question about Cornish hens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by HsiaoChing, May 24, 2019.

  1. HsiaoChing

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    How long will my fatties live? Got them march 13 from tractor supply as babies and have read different things so I'm not sure.
     

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    With proper diet and keeping them active they can live for a couple years. Ration their feed, keep them cool in the hot weather, and hide treats so they have to go looking for them.
     
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  3. HsiaoChing

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    How often should I feed them they are pretty huge compared to my other kind of chickens
     
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  4. HsiaoChing

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  5. Fairyloop5

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    2604CF5F-32D3-4A5A-A85B-2FF74949DC3A.jpeg 609294C2-5E0E-4094-8701-81B0E66E40FA.jpeg I feed mine twice a day, she’s almost 2 now and her eggs are big compared to other chicken eggs. Here’s her (the naked spots are from rooster).
     
  6. Hencraze24

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    do you intend on butchering them?
     
  7. HsiaoChing

    HsiaoChing In the Brooder

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    . Oh wow she is huge.
     
  8. HsiaoChing

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    I don't want to no. My husband wanted to only if they don't live a long time but he's not fond of the idea either
     
  9. Hencraze24

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    Cornish are one of the hardest breeds to raise if you don't want to slaughter them. they don't last long if they are not active.
     
  10. HsiaoChing

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    How do I keep them active? We let them out to roam the yard few hours a day. That enough?
     

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