Broiler Starter for Regular Heavy Breeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by smith2, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you give a dual purpose bird broiler starter? Will they grow faster, bigger, meatier? I really like BO meat, but I have never given them anything but regular chick starter. Has anybody given their regular chicks broiler starter?
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2 places where I buy feed don't give me that option - only general-purpose starter.

    What you are suggesting makes sense to me and this bumps up your post so that others may respond [​IMG].

    The only question I would have is leaving the flock-replacement birds on a real high-protein starter too long. As growth slows in those birds that are over 8 weeks old, say, extra protein is probably "wasted" on them and may even prompt too early reproductive maturing.

    . . . just a question in my mind and a couple cents in the pot . . . [​IMG]

    Steve
     
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  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    No, it won't make any difference.

    Broiler starter and chick starter are almost identicle.
     
  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed are you talking about? Some breeds, yes.
     
  5. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have breeds like the Buff Orp, Barred Rock, or Red Sex-Link.
     

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