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What sex of Cornish X Rock for beginner with meat chickens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by aerica, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. aerica

    aerica In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2012
    I am looking to get some Cornish X for the first time to raise for meat, but until I have a little experience with it I don't want to caponize any on my first batch. What is anyone's suggestions on getting male vs. females?

  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    You can get straight run for less money. They grow so fast they're butchered long before any aggression in the cockerels. The cockerels grow faster so you can stagger your butchering males on a weekend and females the next. Unless uniformity is a priority there's no need to purchase all of one sex.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    I've gotten straight run, and you get a little of both. Hens don't have as many health problems in my opinion, but cockerels will weigh more. Hens will usually be less expensive too.

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