monty ali wrote:do you think i could raise orpington crossed with red hens for meat?
monty ali wrote:what is a good chicken to breed with my orpington roosters for meat?
mick mclaughlin wrote:Tony, i sm betting they had your chicks mis marked. By 12 weeks a cornish cross wouldn't be able to walk, let alone be aggresive!
It's eould be kinda like a cat barking. Cornish crosses are not really chickens. Just info do you wont be shocked by what ya get next time
Paul Ewing wrote:There is a lot of misinformation out there from people that have never raised Cornish Crosses but just know that they are the industrial birds so must be some self destructing mutant creature. It is very possible to raise Cornish Cross to 12 or 16 weeks. The will get big, but they don't fall over like some people claim. It is mostly in the feeding and raising of them. Restrict the feed a bit and let them forage and you will have giant chickens wondering around. They will even lay eggs, but they are not that great at production.
Paul Ewing wrote:It comes down to what you are doing with the meat chickens. If you are raising them for personal consumption, it doesn't matter what breed you use. If you are trying to raise them commercially for a profit then you need to make sure that the breed you choose will be able to be sold profitably and satisfy your customers.