Feeding Cornish rock x

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crazzzymike13, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 7 Cornish rock x chickens from Tractor supply about a week ago. They have their wing feathers and I guess they ate each others other feathers before I bought them. They eat up all the chick feed I put in their cage. My question is when should I feed them grains? They mature alot quicker than reg chickens right? So they should eat grains sooner than reg chickens right?
     
  2. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never raised Cornish/rocks. I would imagine that they could be fed grains as soon as they are big enough to swallow them, with grit of course.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be feeding them a high protein feed - not regular chick starter. I have always fed Meaty Bird. They need to have access to plenty of food at all times. They need to have at least 18% protein, if not more.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/436974/meaties-101
     

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