Day-old CX chicks and fermented feed question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by KCMOLisa, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. KCMOLisa

    KCMOLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm picking up 25 Cornish Cross chicks from Cackle on Thursday. I'm getting ready to start the feed fermenting, but I don't know how much I should make. I've never raised meaties so I don't really know how much they will eat at first and I don't want to waste any feed. Can anyone who has been there and done that give me any advice? Thanks! I'm getting so nervous for Thursday!
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  3. KCMOLisa

    KCMOLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I've pretty much read that entire thread, and, yes, it is LOOOONG. I am just wondering if I should start a whole bucket or if I should start off with a smaller amount since they won't be eating as much at first.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    That would be a good question to post on the BYC tread I linked because I'm new to this FF thing. I have egg layers and my girls got their 1st taste of it yesterday.

    Just wondering from your name...are you around the Kansas City, Mo area? Before moving to FL I used to live about an hour west of there in NE KS.
     
  5. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi KCMOLisa, [​IMG] Glad to have you. Fermented feed is near and dear to my heart. Love it. I'd make up a batch that you can feed in 5-6 days. I started with my chicks at a gallon bucket. Later when they started growing I moved up to 5 gallon. 1/2 full. Yes, the meat birds thread is long but all the essential knowledge is in Tikktocs thread. We'll be happy to answer any questions. My oldest birds are 5 mo old and are started by day 2 or 3. Seriously the sooner to get them on it the better.
     
  6. KCMOLisa

    KCMOLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Linda. That gives me an excuse to eat the last of the ice cream in the 1 gallon bucket I have in the freezer! I'll start with that and see how much they eat. I think I'm going to just feed it to them from the time I bring them home. I might sprinkle a little dry on top just to get them going.

    NorthFLChick, I live about an hour and a half south of Kansas City now, but I grew up there. Most of my family still lives there. Where did you live? Lawrence area?
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Yep, right outside of Lawrence! When I saw your name I had a flashback to hearing "K C M O...Kansas City Mo", lol. We were practically neighbors and didn't know it [​IMG]
     
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    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Yep, right outside of Lawrence! When I saw your name I had a flashback to hearing "K C M O...Kansas City Mo", lol. We were practically neighbors and didn't know it [​IMG]
     
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    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Yep, right outside of Lawrence! When I saw your name I had a flashback to hearing "K C M O...Kansas City Mo", lol. We were practically neighbors and didn't know it [​IMG]
     
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    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Yep, right outside of Lawrence! When I saw your name I had a flashback to hearing "K C M O...Kansas City Mo", lol. We were practically neighbors and didn't know it [​IMG]
     

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