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how to make you chicken grow bigger and faster

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what can i do to make them grow bigger and faster

post #2 of 14

Probably not much....what kind do you have?  Some breeds just grow a lot slower than others.

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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #3 of 14

Protein lol

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I have heard you can increase the growth rate of pullets relative to their breed by feeding high protein feed, but not without a downside. I read that this early maturation can lead to problems throughout the hens reproductive life, like egg binding and prolapse.

post #5 of 14

Provide green lights in their coop - it increases their muscle mass. smile

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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by TrystInn 

Provide green lights in their coop - it increases their muscle mass. smile


How would a green light increase muscle mass?

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post #7 of 14

Caponze roosters. Or grow cornish x

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Plymouth Rocks, Eastereggers, Lightbrn and White Leg Horns, and OEG Bantam Golden Duck wings.
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post #8 of 14

Mealworms, Scrambled eggs, and 22% protein starter will deffinately help in putting on some healthy growth.  However bigger is not always better.

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post #9 of 14

Caponizing the cockerels will make them grow like Cornishx... assuming that's what you want.

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post #10 of 14

I've heard of extra protein, but never green lights...can't wait to hear more...

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