The Broilers

By ladyride, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. ladyride
    This the start of my red broiler journey We ordered 15 got 16 ( they sent 1 extra ). These seemed so small compared to the other breeds we have done. These take 12 weeks to grow out, I went with a slower growing bird to avoid the leg & heart problems the x's are proned to since this is my 1st attempt.
    Birds - 32.68
    Food - 50.64 =6 bags so far
    We were already raising layers so we had the bedding , the brooder, light,food, water dispensers. We built a tractor from pallets that we will be using for other birds as well later down the line. It was already planned before thinking about adding the broilers.
    I don't have a scale yet to keep track of the weights as they develop, we may get one just so we can keep up with the end results. I am really looking forward to seeing how this all ends.
    Here are the starter pics of the babies & their setup the tractor not quite complete yet but secure for them. The brooder that thing has been handy as a pocket on a shirt.
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    The tractor this will be used for future to house the bachelors when the meaties are done.


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    Got some new pics of the broilers they are 4 weeks old now & really growing like nobodies business.

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    they have so far gone through 50lbs of feed
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    We started them on 24 % they have on this last bag gone down to 20%
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    they do seem to be doing well
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    Well we are hanging in there & they are growing they now are 6 weeks [​IMG]
    Never seen anything grow like these guys [​IMG] [​IMG] Granted these are not the best pics cell camera.
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    they seem to enjoy it out in the sun they are getting size they are heavy little buggers
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