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So I have heard some things about Cornish X's

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by logansmommy7, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I have 25 on order from Ideal poultry (the best price I found)....how do you prevent the ascites that they typically get from eating too much? That is just the one thing I have heard about this breed. Please-all the advice you have is great and will be appreciated. I awnt to get these birds grown up healthy as possible. THANKS
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You need to read up on the detail but I do believe you have to limit their feed. Just something I've read about.
     
  3. cjdmashley

    cjdmashley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after three weeks of 'round the clock food we switched to 12 on 12 off. I make sure they have foor from 7 to 7 and fresh grass round the clock. this is our first year and we have 31 X's, #32 has been resting in the fridge for 4 days and will be supper tonight. we have not had a problem with any of them "knock-on-wood"
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ditto- all good information. Also, don't get discouraged if you lose a couple. It's probably going to happen, especially if it's your first time raising them. That being said, the horror stories of birds who can't walk and drop like flies are exaggerations. They are a great bird.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I only feed my in the pen when little after that they have to walk some distance. My first 3 I did Monday were about 7lbs kill weight and had no fat like you see on some and I only had to let them set in refridge for 24 hrs. melted in our mouths. 12 on 12 off, they act like you are starving them but there are plenty of bugs and grass.
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I've butchered hundreds of the Cornish X's, and never found a single bug or blade of grass in their crops.[​IMG]
     
  7. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've butchered hundreds of the Cornish X's, and never found a single bug or blade of grass in their crops.[​IMG]

    Interesting. My 50 that are in the freezer ALL had grass in them.
     
  8. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've butchered hundreds of the Cornish X's, and never found a single bug or blade of grass in their crops.[​IMG]

    Interesting. My 50 that are in the freezer ALL had grass in them.

    The last time I did Cornish Xs every single one of mine had grass in 'em as well.
     
  9. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Commercial Cross Broilers are raised by the MILLIONS in the USA. If these birds were as fragile as some on the Internet would have you believe that would not be the case.

    We provide 24/7 access to feed an water for our broilers and do not have health issues. We provide adequate airflow ith the use of fans hen necessary and we have the feed and water separted as far as possible to force the birds to move around their pen.

    Good luck with your sett of birds.

    Jim
     
  10. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Interesting. My 50 that are in the freezer ALL had grass in them.

    The last time I did Cornish Xs every single one of mine had grass in 'em as well.

    Weird- I've even noticed that with my Rangers, when I moved my pen the grass below was MOWED. With the Cornish X's, it was just matted down.
     

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