We got our American Bronze hen in March this year & I appreciate all the info you guys posted. She will be Thanksgiving dinner main course. Love the sound of the goose butter, not so much that I would do it myself but, would be happy to purchase & try.
We too keep our feed mostly natural, since she thinks she's a chicken (raised with them since poult) she eats what they eat just a bit more. They were all on gamebird starter & then on grower until we started getting eggs. Yes, she even dropped a few. Now they are all back on grower as the days get shorter & egg production drops.
Thanks for the tip on the barley guess I need to increase that in their feed. Will post a couple pics before & after I butcher her. Here are some from poult to now: