Seperating Cornish X from other

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by keeperofthechickens, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. keeperofthechickens

    keeperofthechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting in 50 chicks from MM this weekend.

    25 Cornish X and 25 assorted chickens.

    My question is should I set up two brooders since the Cornish X will grow so much quicker or should I keep them all together?

    Thanks,
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    You can keep them together for the first week or so, but will have to seperate them after about a week. The cornishx will grow so fast and will stomp over the others. Besides...the cornishx will need different feed.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    With that many I say you should set up two brooders. The cornish will need a lot of cleaning and get huge fast. When I raise small numbers (4 or so) I just keep them together. Seperate brooders will allow you to restrict feed on the big guys and have them last longer so they can all make it to butcher.
     

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