feed for broilers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by danzim, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. danzim

    danzim New Egg

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    I have found a chick starter for game birds that is 30% protein. Is this too high of a protein for growing my broiler chickens?
     
  2. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Broiler Crumbles have 20%
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I start my meatbirds on the 30% gamebird starter and they do great, the one time I didn't and went with the lower percent feed they did not grow out as well and I had to let them go longer to get them to a decent weight.
    They also had more leg problems, I think the higher protein gives them a good start, you can reduce it later on and/ or put them on a feeding schedule.
     
  4. danzim

    danzim New Egg

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    thank you for the response, my eggs hatch next friday.
     

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