Week 4 Update!!
Day 29 6/27/12 Wed End of Week 4
Finish bucket #24 & 25 : 188C or roughly 60.75 lbs ( 156C starter @ 5oz/C and 32C broiler @ 6oz/C )
Fed CC 4C : 98C or roughly 31.375 lbs ( 86C starter @ 5oz/C and 12C broiler @ 6oz/C )
Total feed for all chicks : 92.125 lbs; according to Whelp Cum. intake for 26 pullets should be 104.546 so chicks are almost on target.
Calculations will include both cups and pounds but starting next week all calculations will be in lbs only since all feed will be weighed.
Fermented Feed Chicks
Total feed consumed to date : 188C 60.75lbs
Total feed during week 4 : 80C 27.00lbs
Weights in oz. : 32.25, 30.75, 32.875, 20.125, 28.625, 35.5, 24.375, 30.125, 33.00, 26.875, 34.25, 26.375, 27.375, 34.00, 28.875, 35.375, 24.625, 36.875 = 542.25oz
Avg Weight : 30.125oz. or 1.883lb ( 0.8864lb behind Whelp but their Cum intake is 0.646lbs less as well )
Avg weight gain in week 4 : 12.507oz.
Avg C eaten per chick : 4.444C/chick
Avg lb eaten per chick : 1.5lb/chick
Avg oz gained per C fed : 2.814oz./C
Avg oz gained per lb fed : 8.338 oz./lb
Overall gain oz./C : 2.884oz./C
Overall gain oz./lb : 8.926oz/lb
Total feed consumed to date : 98C 31.375lb
Total feed during week 4 : 36C 12.250lb (20C*5oz+16C*6oz=196oz/16oz/lb=12.25lb)
Weights in oz. : 34.125, 37.25, 37.50, 39.25, 35.375, 45.25, 37.00, 40.00 = 305.75oz
Avg weight : 38.219 oz. or 2.389lb ( 0.358lb behind Whelp but their cum intake is 0.099lb less as well )
Avg weight gain in week 4 : 14.984 oz.
Avg C eaten per chick : 4.5C/chick
Avg lb eaten/chick : 1.531lb/chick
Avg oz gained per C fed : 3.330oz./C
Avg oz gained per lb fed : 9.787oz./lb
Overall gain oz/C : 3.120oz/C
Overall gain oz/lb : 9.743oz/lb
Week 4 shows the CC : weigh 8.094 oz. more than the FFC
gained 2.477 more oz. than FFC
ate 0.056 more C/chick ( or 0.031lb/chick ) than FFC
gained 0.516oz more per C fed ( or 1.449oz/lb ) than FFC
Overall feed : CC 12.25C/chick or 3.922lb/chick
FFC 10.444C/chick or 3.375lb/chick
Overall gain shows the CC gained 0.236 oz more per C fed than FFC ( or 0.817oz more per lb fed )
So, the CC are converting their feed more efficiently than the FFC but the difference is less than an ounce per pound of feed which is a very small difference considering only 3-4 lbs of feed has been consumed per chick so far. FFC are growing half a pound slower than the CC but at this point, the drastically reduced smell is a fair trade off.
Edited by jrsckn - 6/28/12 at 9:17am