Feeding for meat vs eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CESpeed, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. CESpeed

    CESpeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between a meat birds diet and an egg layers diet? Samples of both would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mostly meat bird diets are consisting of trying to get the chickens more plump and better for eating. Egg hens are usually fed more calcium and protein so they can lay larger and stronger eggs.
     
  3. CESpeed

    CESpeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have an Australorp flock. From what I've read they are about 8-9 lbs and they are a dual purpose bird. Would it be okay to feed both the egg layers and meat birds the same diet? If not, what should the meat birds get that the egg layers won't?
     

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