TSC says these may be Americana? will i get eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by reneeandshane, May 25, 2011.

  1. reneeandshane

    reneeandshane Out Of The Brooder

    Some of you think these are meat birds. Could they be Americanas?
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    still deciding if I'm going to keep them. 4 wks old. Sit in their own poo and eat a lot!
    Thanks
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like cornish X.
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:X 2.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Definitely Cornish x.

    They probably got all mixed up during Chick Days, it happens a lot. My TSC is great, almost everyone there raises birds, other TSCs don't have employees as knowledgeable about birds.
     
  5. reneeandshane

    reneeandshane Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:X 2.

    Don't mean to sound stupid but, Cornish x = meat...right? No eggs.?.?.
     
  6. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSCs don't have employees as knowledgeable about birds.

    But they do have employees about as knowledgeable as birds...

    No eggs layers there but on the bright side they will make good eating X rocks in couple weeks or so. They really only sit in their own poo if confined. But plan on about 10lb of feed each to raise them for the next 3-4 weeks.​
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    *If* they are pullets and *if* they reach sexual maturity, they will lay eggs. However, most Cornish X's don't make it to maturity.
     
  8. reneeandshane

    reneeandshane Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:But they do have employees about as knowledgeable as birds...

    No eggs layers there but on the bright side they will make good eating X rocks in couple weeks or so. They really only sit in their own poo if confined. But plan on about 10lb of feed each to raise them for the next 3-4 weeks.

    Good to know. Thanks!
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:But they do have employees about as knowledgeable as birds...

    No eggs layers there but on the bright side they will make good eating X rocks in couple weeks or so. They really only sit in their own poo if confined. But plan on about 10lb of feed each to raise them for the next 3-4 weeks.

    Please do not quote from my post, taking it out of context. Either quote it as intended, in full, or make your own post. I am simply pointing out that not all TSCs have employees who are knowledgable about birds. They are often hired for their retail experience.

    My post was fact, not an attempt to slam TSC employees.
     
  10. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cornish X do lay eggs, but because of their size and rapid growth, they are prone to health issues such as heart attacks if not used for meat at a fairly early age (usually 7-8 weeks). Even if you wanted to keep them for eggs, the chances of them reaching laying age are slim.
     

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