Feeding dual purpose birds.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by claud, May 27, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some dual purpose roos I'm going to process in another month or so. I had them with some pullets and they have been getting pullet-grower. The feed store told me I should keep them on the pullet-grower since they are dual-purpose birds but I am wondering if I should put them on broiler-grower. Any suggestions?
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Get them on broiler ration ASAP. It makes a huge difference.
     
  3. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks. I think I will pick some up tomorrow. The pullet grower is organic and it is expensive. I liked the idea of having organic birds to eat but the cost is getting ridiculous. My DH says we should get rid of the chickens and eat the feed.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want organic chicken, you're better off buying them from whole foods, at least price wise. You obivously don't get the same satisfaction, though.

    Personally, I'm completely fine with pasture raised chickens who are largely free ranged and are given a vegetarian feed (so they don't eat chicken). I don't use antibiotics in their feed. So, to me, they are just as good as organic, but a little cheaper to keep.
     

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