We are taking the plunge

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Erin80, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Erin80

    Erin80 Songster

    Apr 16, 2017
    I've been on the fence about Cornish X for a while, wasn't sure if I wanted to try them out or not....but we have decided to do it. They will be kept separate from our layers - we are building them a separate coop/covered run on a different part of our property. We are going to order 15 of them. If it goes well, we will order 25 more in the late summer to butcher in the fall.

    I'm nervous, but intrigued as well. I've done SO much reading on here (best website ever!)....I feel like I'm prepared (I hope). They won't be arriving for a few weeks yet, so we are just starting to get ready. Wish us luck!
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Nothing to add or suggest. Sounds like a good plan and it sounds like you are ready. Just want to wish you good luck and offer encouragement.
  3. okjohnson

    okjohnson In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2017
    We are doing the same thing. I have 6 Cornish X right now who are about 3 weeks old, and will purchase 50 or so later this summer to butcher this fall. So far, all is going well! We may purchase a dozen more or so in a few weeks, to give us some meat for the summer/early fall. My only worry about that is butchering when it's really hot & flies are at their peak.
  4. Erin80

    Erin80 Songster

    Apr 16, 2017
    I didn't even think of the flies!
    I'm excited and nervous to get started.

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