Raising a batch of 30 cornish for the first time. At a week old, they are doing well on the fermented feed - I noticed since I switched them, they are not desperatel glugging around the waterer all day! :)
My question is this - I assume they will stay on the grower feed until slaughter time, correct? It is Purina's and says that it is for all poultry up to 10 weeks of age including broilers.
But I was wondering if anyone had any experience in "grass feeding" or playing around with adding more natural stuff to the diets of Cornish? If they won't free range, if you toss a few handfuls of chopped grass or greens into their pens, will they eat it like the regular chickens do? I figure what they're eating, we're eventually eating....
Just wondering, as grass fed meat is supposed to be better nutritionally (which really after all, is why we're doing this since it is definitely not cheaper than buying 79 cents a pound Oven Stuffers). :)