White Rock Cornish x meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ER123, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. ER123

    ER123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking at getting these birds for the spring. Was wondering if I should get pullets or coxs? First time with chicken just looking for advice.
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  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just buy straight run (a mix of both). That way you can a variety of sizes. The males get a lot larger than the females.
     
  3. ER123

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    Ok thank you. I was worried that the males would make a lot or noise, or are they to young to do that before 8 or 10 weeks?
     
  4. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats the odd thing about these birds to me mine are 9 weeks old 4lb plus birds and they still sound like chicks or like a 8 week old chick do but looks like most breed size full roos and hens.
     
  5. ER123

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    Thank you. How about the roosters fighting. Do they fight or peck at the other chickens much?
     
  6. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they dont move much but eat and drink at the end i havent had any fighting mine are very friendly run when i come to their pen and they huddle around me for food or worms for treats.
     
  7. ER123

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    Do you keep them in a coop all the time or do you let them out in a run at all?
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  8. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brood them for 3 weeks then tractored mine for 4 weeks and now finishing them in the coop for two weeks
     
  9. ER123

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    Ok. What is your average dressed weight?
     
  10. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 lb 14 oz to 6lbs only had one under 4lbs. but I grow mine slower less health issues on a mix of barley mash, oats and corn
     

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