Differences in protein amounts

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SowdersHomestead, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. SowdersHomestead

    SowdersHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2011
    Fostoria, Ohio
    I've noticed during my time of preparing for the arrival of my meaties, some hatcheries suggest 18%, 20% or 22% for starter feed. Whats the big difference and how does it effect the birds during their development?
  2. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would repost this in the meat bird section. I feed % 20 to my meat chicks but I know some feed higher. I do believe if you can find better sources of protein such as egg, meat and fish meal that a slightly lower percent would be fine. The Cornish X grow at an amazing rate and need a large amount of protein to build all that muscle.

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