you tell me Cornish or not

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by love2chicken, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very discouraged i got them the 18 of dec. they are very small the biggest one is 2.3 lbs and the rest are about 1.10lbs am not sure what they are any ideas. hope i and not bugging any one one there with all the post. just new to meat birds thanks everyone [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    The bodies are certainly shaped like a CX , but at over 5 weeks they should be much larger if you ordered fast growers . Does the hatchery you ordered from offer a slower stain ?
    ETA Never mind , I see you bought them off an individual.
     
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  3. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    i got them for a local guy i did not know there were 2 strains of them. the slow strain is that like a dp bird thanks
     
  4. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:Not exactly like a DP , just take two or three weeks longer to process and supposedly have less health issues at high elevations or feeding to larger weights .
     
  5. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    It looks like you might have some white leghorns and white rocks? [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    hmmm, I agree with steve the bodyies are shaped like cornish; I'm guessing a slower strain (there are many) or someone breeding F2 maybe? But also feed and climate should be addressed, are you feeding meat bird feed free choice 12 hours a day? Do they have enought heat?
     
  7. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I am 12 on 12 off feed there is a 250 heat lamp in the coop I just started to turn it off at night every time i went out to check on them they were in the opposite coner of the coop. should I leave it on.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    A close friend of mine had the very same problem and I have also heard of some others, who have ordered X's and theirs are small and very slow. Looks to be the same strain, a glitch in what the breeder sent the hatcheries and we just don't know what X it could be.

    AL
     
  9. love2chicken

    love2chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one that has a crook neck is that normal what should i do
     
  10. lawnman

    lawnman Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Those are NOT meat birds they are white rocks or white leghorns
     

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