The girl who sold me my feed last time told me to switch to a different kind of food before slaughtering to LOWER the fat in the meat. Then I researched on the web and some people say the opposite, give a feed higher in energy and less proteins so the meat has more fat and is less dry when we eat it. Then I saw someone on BYC talking about possibly feeding malted barley before slaughter because most of the starch in those grains is converted into sugar and could give a good taste to the meat (he didn't try it I think, it was just an idea). So.. do any of you change the feed before slaughter? The only thing I can think of, is trying to separate the birds during feeding times. I noticed that the injured one I took into the house is almost twice as big as my other birds. I suppose that they "fight" a lot for their feed, so maybe by having more feeding stations a few weeks before slaughter, I could get them to gain more weight in a faster way, but I wouldn't necessarily change the type feed I give them (Fermented feed + grower feed).