Black Sex-Linked Cockerels

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LoupGarou, May 14, 2009.

  1. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    I received my Silky chicks and my ducklings today and Ideal packed five black sex-linked cockerels in with them for warmth. I was going to try to keep my ducks and my quail on the 24% protein gamebird food--if I'm just going to process the sex-linked birds, can I give that to them as well, to ensure that they get plenty of meat on them, or is that too rich a food for them? Also, if I slaughtered them at 16 weeks, would that be too soon? Too late? About right?
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    that feed should be just fine. 14-16 weeks is just about right to process.

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