feeding cornish crosses, what is right?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Firefighter Chick, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Songster

    May 8, 2011
    Southeast Minnesota
    i have been reading up on cornish Xs. The book I bought says food to be in front of them at all times. Other places say to restrict feeding to 12 hours to restrict overgrowth. what is right?

  2. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Songster

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    I don't believe there is a "right". You set your goal of growth and pick a schedule of feed that meets that goal. Last batch I restricted feed and free ranged, next batch will be in cooler weather and they will have access to feed 24/7. I do not offer light at night so they will restrict themselves to a point, however I expect faster growth due to not just feeding twice a day.

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