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50 meat birds coming tomorrow. HELP!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by audy5000g, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been doing this for years. But kids never win at fair. The most they took is 4th.

    My daughter is determined to win this year. In fact she has taken over the responsibility. Or is going to take it over.

    They are from town line hatchery.

    Any suggestions or advice how to make these winners this year ??
     
  2. cluck queen

    cluck queen Just Hatched

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    I feed mine wild game starter feed it has higher protein. Also a set feeding schedule is most important. My meat birds are pushing 12lbs at 6 and a half weeks old.
     
  3. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way? We only have 6 weeks to grow them. They are Cornish cross.

    Was always told not to take food away.

    Hmmmm
     
  4. cluck queen

    cluck queen Just Hatched

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    They literally can over eat and die. They are made to grow, and they do so very well. I gave mine unlimited food until 3 weeks old. Then they ate once a day and now I feed them once in the morning. Mine are huge. I'll upload pics soon. And usually CornishX are processed at 8 weeks old typically earlier for some people. I love mine. Wish I didn't have to but at the rate they are growing their legs and hearts will give out eventually.
     

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