Feeding Experiment on baby chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Thomas Lamprogiorgos, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    OK @Thomas Lamprogiorgos, you got a problem that is actually relevant to question you are trying to answer. You are splitting subjects based on gender then treating genders differently. How in Hades do expect to determine if it is gender or feeding treatment that impacts performance of your subjects?
     
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  2. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    In U.S.A. you have heritage utility strains that we don't have in Greece.
    But, you also keep and breed from the terminal crosses of big companies. These terminal crosses are exactly the same in every place of the world. They are hybridized, much smaller than the utility heritage strains. In Greece we have agents of the biggest american companies.
     
  3. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

    Thomas Lamprogiorgos Songster

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    Me too.
    Especially the baby leghorn chicks.
     
  4. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    Females follow a balanced diet, because they are going to live about 8 years.
    Males must eat the less expensive feed (treats), because they are going to be killed when 4 months old to become broilers.
     
  5. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    I don't think Thomas fully understands all the types of leghorn we have here. The types most people own here are not widely available over there and what is popular over there isn't popular here for backyard chicken owners.
    When he talks about the hybrid type over there they are the same as companies here produce for egg production companies.
    They're very very specifically bred for maximum production period.
    The breeding program is a lot like the Cornish cross birds where there are separate lines crossed together to produce the perfect outcome.
    A lot of science went into those birds.
     
  6. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    You have A M E R I C A N strains of both the utility purpose and both the show purpose. I am so jealous of countries having heritage whites. I am so sad we don't have them in Greece. These strains are not selected for a criteria called "small size" and "low feed consumption. Heritage breeders breed for balance and excellent performance through a long-year laying circle.

    You also have the terminal crosses of big companies (hy-line, dominant-cz, babcock, bovans, dekalb, lohmann), which are available worlwide and are much smaller than the heritage strains. These strains are selected for a criterion called "small size" and "low feed consumption". Geneticists breed for money making.

    I know that there aren't other breeds involved, like in color sex links (rir X white rock, rir X barred rock etc.), but the P U R P O S E of the big companies is the same as in the color sex links.

    In conclusion, white leghorn is far more than a breed. It is the most capitalistic animal in the world, the best money maker in the animal world, the animal with the most scientific researches focusing on it and beloved by the biggest amount of breeders worldwide. White Leghorns are the kings and queens who rule the laying industry.

    White meat birds are based on delaware, white cornish and white rocks. And maybe some other breeds that produce yellow meat and have a skeletal system the market wants. They are not a simple cross and companies never revealed how they create them.
     
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  7. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-breed-focus-leghorn.1152504/page-12
     
  8. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    I vaccinated my baby chicks for newcastle using live vaccines.
     
  9. Thomas Lamprogiorgos

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    I sold many of my chicks and just kept 20 females and 5 males.
    They eat the same feed.
    It is a non medicated starter-grower with vegetal coccidiostats consisted of herbs.
    It has 18-20% protein.

    I am impressed by their ability to feather up so fast and quickly.
    This breed is amazing.
    The colors are brown, not divided into dark and light brown.
     
  10. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    That is nowhere near enough chicks to accurately measure your results.
     
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