Raising Silver Cross Cornish from HoffmanHatchery, anyone raise these?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momdrinkstea, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. momdrinkstea

    momdrinkstea Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2009
    Hi ALL!

    Got 100 Silver Cross Cornish cockerels from Hoffman Hatchery.
    Only lost one in shipping, and the rest are doing great.
    Wondering if anyone else has raised these for meat?
    I've raised Cornish cross before, butchered at 8 weeks.
    They were starting to have trouble moving around at that point.
    These guys seem much healthier, more alert! Growing very fast, too!
    I think their cross may be with Barred Rock, as they have bl/wh
    feathering like the Barred Rocks I have.
    Love 'em so far, anyone else raise these?
  2. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2009
    I think they are the same as the Kosher Kings I just ordered from Noll's hatchery. Nolls was less expensive than Hoffman's. Mine should arrive the 1st week of Sept due to heat out here. We will have to see if they perform about the same![​IMG]

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