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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the_great_snag, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Everyone,

    Well I have been planning to order my chicks sometime in teh next couple weeks here. Money has been tight due to my being off work sick for the past several weeks.

    Anyway, I took a trip today to pick up my daughter, and on the way back we hit a feed store along the highway. They had several brooders full of Cackle chicks.

    I was too slow to get any EE's, as another customer was cleaning them out, but I did manage to buy 4 cornish x rocks for my daughter to enjoy for Easter. We are looking forward to watching them grow over the next few weeks.

    I will try to post pics tomorrow. So far, in spite of a 3 hour car trip, they seem to be doing great, eating, drinking and cheeping away! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Cool!
    Good Luck with them!
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck [​IMG] Can't wait to see those pictures!
     
  4. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Just a word of caution, cornish x rocks are meat birds and do not live long. They are meant to be put in the freezer by 12 weeks old at the latest. They will grow super fast and become too heavy for their own legs. They are also prone to heart problems. I just want to bring this up in case you didn't realize. I would hate to see you and your daughter become too attached to the little meaties.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Yes, I was thinking the same thing.
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, I was thinking the same thing.

    I also agree. You might want to think twice unless you intended this. Here is another thread that an owner started because she also had some meaties, didn't know that they were whe she got them, that she loved. She put them on a regulated diet and aspirin to prolong their lives.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=148587

    Here ya go.
     

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