Raising Cornish X and Free Rangers together

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Peruvian, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Peruvian

    Peruvian Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    I realize these are not cats and dogs, afterall, but is there any downside to having CXs and FRs together in the same tractor? Would the CX east all the feed or 'bully' (assuming they grow larger/faster) the smaller FRs away from it? Would the FRs have difficulty ranging amid all the CX waste? I'm considering it and just want to make sure I consider any potential downsides.

  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    For my first batch of meat birds I got a mix of free rangers and cornish X--12 of each. They did fine together. The FRs were more active--the CX more docile. Come processing time, the CX finished at 8lbs and FR finished at 6lbs--dressed.

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