Feeding Experiment on baby chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Thomas Lamprogiorgos, Dec 7, 2018 at 8:31 AM.

  1. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    Hello, everyone.
    I have stopped keeping chickens, but I decided to start keeping again. I am addicted to these blessed creatures.
    I am incubating gold partridge leghorns at the time.

    I am going to divide the baby chicks into two groups.
    Group A will contain the female chicks.
    Group B will contain the male chicks.

    Group A will be fed up with a balanced diet for their whole life.

    Group B will be fed with an alternative diet, in order to make the cost of the feed lower and to achieve a slow growing and better taste.
    Day 1-45: the same feed with group A
    Day 46- 60: 50% developer feed, 50% chicken scratch in a mash form
    Day 61 and on: chicken scratch in a mash form, marble dust (calcium), free ranging.

    What shall I expect?
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

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    :pop
     
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  3. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    What do you mean?
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Leghorns aren't dual purpose breeds, they are primarily for laying.
     
  5. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    Males make good boilers, except the whites, which are so skinny.
     
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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Brown Leghorns aren't any larger than my Whites. Males may be ok.
     
  7. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    That can't be. Brown leghorns have the size that standards require.
    White leghorns are hybrids. Their size is much smaller and depends on the company (hy-line, babcock, dominant, hisex etc.)
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have (pure) heritage that I show at poultry shows.
     
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    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have Rose Comb Dark Brown Leghorns and White Leghorns. They are a little larger than hatchery birds.
     
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  10. BarnhartChickens98

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    this means i am watching for the outcome because i'm interested :)
     
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