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#1 2017-08-09 18:23:56

shaneb99
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Cornish Cross round 2

Yesterday we did the next batch of this year's birds.  14 which averaged out a couple of ounces each side of 7 lbs dressed. We kept 8 whole and cut up the rest.  The first tranche of 22 was about the same size as these 14 despite these being a week older. There are 12 to go and I think we may keep them an extra week.  I've been selecting the largest each time so we are down to the slowest growers.
https://preview.ibb.co/iNb2ev/IMG_6170.jpg


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#2 2017-08-09 19:03:18

NormaK
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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Congrats on a beautiful job! You must have a large freezer

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#3 2017-08-09 20:16:01

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Nice looking carcasses!


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#4 2017-08-09 20:18:07

Tegaan
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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

What do you feed them? How much? How are they housed? How old are they? They look great.

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#5 2017-08-09 20:24:35

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Those Cornish crosses have amazing feed conversion.


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#6 2017-08-09 20:44:58

susanr
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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Very good results :thumbsup:


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#7 2017-08-09 21:58:19

shaneb99
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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

I fed them regular commercial broiler grower and finisher from UFA, Masterfeeds I believe but I add about 1/3 Cracked Corn to the finisher to put extra fat on.  They were hatched May 17th from Rochester Hatchery.  So they are 10 weeks.


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#8 2017-08-11 16:33:28

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Here, Shane, these are for you  :)

https://s6.postimg.org/j0wqe9tqp/59_day_pullets_2017_1.jpg

all pullets, did 9 today, will do the last 10 tomorrow.

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#9 2017-08-11 16:49:24

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

This thread is making me hungry.


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#10 2017-08-11 17:18:31

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Ummm, ummm, roast chicken and stuffing..........roasted new potatoes, what else would you like in your virtual supper?

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#11 2017-08-11 18:25:37

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

jocelyn wrote:

Ummm, ummm, roast chicken and stuffing..........roasted new potatoes, what else would you like in your virtual supper?

Garden beans with butter and dill!


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#12 2017-08-11 18:33:19

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

We started processing our Western Rustics this morning, but had problems with wasps.  One grandchild got an ear bitten.  We will move into the greenhouse later in the day.  The first one was just a bit under 7 lbs.


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#13 2017-08-11 19:08:04

shaneb99
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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Jocelyn those look fantastic. Did you weigh them?


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#14 2017-08-11 19:33:13

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

Yup, smallest 6 pounds even, largest 7 pounds 4 oz.  (have a postal scale from a long time ago)

They didn't get as much grass as usual, it's been dry here.  The fat is not quite as yellow, and it took a little more feed, but not too bad.  These were 59 days today.  The last ones will be 60 days tomorrow.  Since I can't get non medicated chicken feed where we live, I just use duck starter, duck grower and then a bag or so of hog grower...all non medicated.  They get sods too, and mowed grass.

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#15 2017-08-11 21:06:06

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Re: Cornish Cross round 2

What difference does the grass make to flavor please? We have almost none now because it's so dry here. If it makes a huge difference to the taste I might try to sprout grain or. water a patch of grass for mine. Yours look really nice =)

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