Feed q for freedom rangers and layers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SandraMort, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    I tried posting to the feed board but didn't get a reply, so I'll try here.

    I have layer chicks (about a month old) and cornish crosses (also about a month old) and freedom rangers (a bit over two months old) together in one barn stall and currently am unable to separate them. They are eating what my local mill sells as both a chick starter and as broiler feed. I just discovered today that it's 19% protein, which could explain my slower than expected growth from my broilers. As of last check, they're mostly in the 3.5 - 4 pound range with a few higher. I think they're approaching nine weeks?

    18 of the Rangers go to be processed in 2 weeks. The rest I'm waiting to see how fat they get before picking a date.

    Would moving them to the 21% turkey feed make them grow a little faster?

    Would it hurt the layers? It would only be for a few weeks until processing.

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    It seems it would be ok for the rangers. Not sure if it would make them grow faster, but I am no expert.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    The 2% is not going to make a difference over a couple weeks.
  4. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    Okeydokey, I'll let it be, then. How about force feeding them like foie gras? JOKING, JOKING!!!

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