when to get meat birds for a show in late july

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bb livestock, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. bb livestock

    bb livestock Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2013
    lacona iowa
    I wanted to know when to get pekin ducks and cornish cross for a show in late july
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013
    Jumbo Cornish Rocks get to be full size at about 6-8wks. of age. I've heard that soon after about 8 weeks of age they begin to have trouble walking because there bodies weight becomes too much for their legs to handle. I hope this helps!
  3. Nimblefreckle

    Nimblefreckle Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2012
    We had two batches of cornish cross last year. The first batch dressed out at 7 lbs at 9 weeks.
    The second batch barely weighed 5lbs at 8 weeks. I am raising two right now as an experiment to see if fed like a regular chicken how fast they grow. Currently they are almost 2 weeks and they are only a little bigger than my sliver laced wyandottes.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    We give ourselves at least 8 wks for cornish x. Not sure for the pekin duck. You might want to ask in the duck section. :thumbsup

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