Why arent they big enough yet

Appylover

Chirping
7 Years
May 25, 2012
155
4
81
Near Amarillo Texas
I bought 3 Cx's in march. Everything I have read said they should have been long past butchering already. But my two remaining birds are not ready. They are still up and running around like chickens do. I admit I am new to chickens and may not be feeding them enough. I lost one to God only knows what (he fell on his back and flopped around then died)and the other two are just fine healthy acting but not nearly big enough or should I say fat enough to eat. I am pretty sure they are Cx's because of their feathering or should I say lack of feathering. What am I doing wrong?
 

dace316

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 6, 2012
31
2
24
I don't think that's a cornish cross...my meaties grew so much faster than the other chicks I got at the same time. I could tell a growth difference within the first 2 weeks--and they were together eating the same food at that time.
 

dace316

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 6, 2012
31
2
24
This is my red sex link vs my cornish cross at 3 weeks.

 
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Appylover

Chirping
7 Years
May 25, 2012
155
4
81
Near Amarillo Texas
I have been free feeding them scratch and scraps although I have read and really think maybe the scratch is the wrong thing to be feeding them..
 
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