SAY WHAT??? Pet cornish X?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CalebtheChicken, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Everyone acts like cornish rocks need to be killed before they can crow or lay an egg...

    But then again I hear if let to free range they can live long happy lives...

    What should I beleive?
     

  2. silkieroo

    silkieroo Songster

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    Do a search there are lots of stories of them being really nice pets. Unfortunately almost all have unhappy/ untimely endings. [​IMG]
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    I think selective breeding for utility is sick... [​IMG]
    sacraficing an animal's health so you can make more money...
     
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  4. JaymeK

    JaymeK In the Brooder

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    I don't know what I am going to do. I (stupidly) bought 4 Cornish X because I didn't know they were meaties. They love me and I love them now! I don't know if I can kill them!
     
  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:I would let them live as long as they could happily could, like I said, breeding for money not animal warefare
     

  6. JaymeK

    JaymeK In the Brooder

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    Quote:I would let them live as long as they could happily could, like I said, breeding for money not animal warefare

    That is exactly what I am planning on doing. I bought them with some other chicks and they are all growing up together. I have read that they will eat themselves so fat that they cannot walk anymore. So I am hoping that they will not do this.
     
  7. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    as long as you don't keep food in front of them, they shouldn't over eat. As far as I know. (I'm more for egg and orniment birds than meaties, though I do have nice little cornish frizzle [​IMG] )
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I would let them live as long as they could happily could, like I said, breeding for money not animal warefare

    That is exactly what I am planning on doing. I bought them with some other chicks and they are all growing up together. I have read that they will eat themselves so fat that they cannot walk anymore. So I am hoping that they will not do this.

    Well let me jump in on this one. 6 "meaties" were given to me by someone who had no idea they were meaties. Guess what? Here's a pic of 3 of them.

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    I was told that they wouldn't live past 8 weeks old. Not sure what happened but here are they 2 1/2 years later. They just had a dust bath. That's why they are so dirty. [​IMG]

    I let them free range all day every day. I only feed them one time a day (in the morning). They get plenty of fruits and vegetables and they exercise when they run around the property running after bugs and other insects.

    Who knew.

    Edited to say that they lay double yoke eggs. They eggs are HUGE !
     
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  9. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:That is exactly what I am planning on doing. I bought them with some other chicks and they are all growing up together. I have read that they will eat themselves so fat that they cannot walk anymore. So I am hoping that they will not do this.

    Well let me jump in on this one. 6 "meaties" were given to me by someone who had no idea they were meaties. Guess what? Here's a pic of 3 of them.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_byc_broilers.jpg



    I was told that they wouldn't live past 8 weeks old. Not sure what happened but here are they 2 1/2 years later.

    I let them free range all day every day. I only feed them one time a day (in the morning). They get plenty of fruits and vegetables and they exercise when they run around the property running after bugs and other insects.

    Who knew.

    They look like some comety team on stage! [​IMG]
     

  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Well let me jump in on this one. 6 "meaties" were given to me by someone who had no idea they were meaties. Guess what? Here's a pic of 3 of them.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_byc_broilers.jpg



    I was told that they wouldn't live past 8 weeks old. Not sure what happened but here are they 2 1/2 years later.

    I let them free range all day every day. I only feed them one time a day (in the morning). They get plenty of fruits and vegetables and they exercise when they run around the property running after bugs and other insects.

    Who knew.

    They look like some comety team on stage! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    They are VERY funny when they take out running coming to the back door to get their treats. [​IMG]
     

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