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Seperating Cornish X from other

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

  1. keeperofthechickens

    keeperofthechickens In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2007
    Twin Cities, MN
    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?

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    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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