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Feed for your meaties

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dandydoodle, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
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    What do you feed the birds you intend to eat. Have you found Organic feed for them? If so where do you get it? Or do you just feed them regular feed from the local feed store. I have never done this before so I am trying to do some research because, this is something we want to do.

    Thanks,
    M
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Our feed comes from a mill in Central California called Modesto Milling. They only do organic feed and it's the only feed company we use now for all of our livestock.
     
  3. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really interested in this as well. I have been thinking about getting some meat birds!
     
  4. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use organic feed from Countryside. I use the broiler version which is only 19% protein but my 8 week old birds dressed out in the right range 4.5 to 5.5 pounds. My 10 week olds were about 6.2 to 6.5 pounds after dressing. My dressed weight will also be lower than most because I skin which if you left the skin on would be heavier. We also cut of the wing tip to make the skinning easier.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I use an unmedicated 20% chick grower from a local feed mill. Its about $10 per 50#.
     
  6. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    20% protein

     
  7. Swampfarmer

    Swampfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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  8. birdman1960

    birdman1960 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our local feed mill grinds their own, they buy corn from the local farmers, sell their house brand about $3.00/bag cheaper than Purina Broilermaker, I have not tried their house brand, I will this spring, I use their layer mash, have excellant results...
     
  9. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Purina Flock Raiser. I get it a Tractor Supply.
     
  10. bluere11e

    bluere11e Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Tractor Supply.[​IMG] I mix Flock raiser with gamebird starter.. I don't like the idea of using any antibiotics or coccidiostats for my meaties. I have to eat them and I don't buy store chickens because I know what goes into their food.. (actually, I don't know REALLY what goes in there, but I do know it's bad stuff) But, At least I know what goes into mine and I like it..
     

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