Thick legged chicks and really heavy. Help me figure out what they are!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by we3chickens, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. we3chickens

    we3chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2012
    There are about 20 of them. Thick legs and heavy bodies for 5 weeks old. They feel as heavy as my 5 and 6 month old RIRs. Any ideas? No one seems to know where they come from or what breed they are. They are no tmine. They are being given away and I would hate to see someone get them for the wrong reason.
  2. MainerChick

    MainerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's been a while since I had any, but my guess would be cornish/rock broiler crosses.
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    I would guess Cornish X also. They are being given away???? Why would someone give away free dinners after feeding them for a while?
  4. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    Looks like a Cornish X to me too.
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Most definitely, meat bird with those big fat legs... Free dinners you BET! No eggs. Look like they're healthy; only 6 weeks of feed til suppertime ;)
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Are they 5 weeks in the picture? If so, they're not Cornish cross, or they've literally been starved.
  7. we3chickens

    we3chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2012
    Thank you everybody. Thats what I figured. They were 5 weeks in the picture. They were giving them away. We didnt get them though. He didnt know what they were and what they were he was disappointed bc he wanted eggs. Just couldnt put them with my birds at this time and didnt know what to do with them. I was concerned as they had a hanging feeder and the food was wet. I told the lady the food needed replaced bc it was wet but she didnt seem to care. I dont know what happened to them. If I had the time to get thins set up I probably would have got them but he was only wanting to keep a few for eggs and give the rest away. But since they dont give eggs I couldnt take them all. I hated it but I couldnt give them any better at that moment other than eat them right then.

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