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Cornish game hens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Skicker, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Skicker

    Skicker New Egg

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    What is the best feed start to finish when harvesting at 5 to. 6 weeks?
     
  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want feed that is formulated for broilers/meat birds. Nutrena and Kalmbach have a broiler feed at 22% protein. There are most likely others brand just like it. Honor Show Chow has a broiler feed at 26% protein
     
  3. Skicker

    Skicker New Egg

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    26 present when after 2 or3 weeks
     
  4. hardscaper87

    hardscaper87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say 26 percent would be great for them from day old to butcher, 22 is acceptable tho
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd be concerned about them growing so fast on the increased percentage that they'd be crippled from the excess muscle mass to bone ratio.
     
  6. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the protein is too low then you can also have growth problems with the legs. If 26% makes you nervous then use the 22% and you will fine. The 26% feed is more of a high performance feed used for competitive broiler projects.
     
  7. hardscaper87

    hardscaper87 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you are butchering so young you shouldn't have to worry about leg problems, those are issues to worry about when you get into 8+ weeks
     
  8. Skicker

    Skicker New Egg

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    For cornish game hens to be harvested between 4. &6 weeks I no high protien what about organic feed ??
     

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