Feeding for Meaties

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chick_a_dee, May 7, 2009.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I know you have to limit food for meaties but what should I feed? As well should I be feeding 24/7 for the first couple weeks or even as day olds do I have to limit the food?
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Feed broiler or turkey feed. It is higher in protein and other nutrients than regular chicken feed. Start limiting the feed at five days to a week of age. It is a very good idea to add a vitamin supplement made especially for the meaties to the water. McMurray Hatchery www.mcmurrayhatchery.com has something called Broiler Booster and Welp Hatchery www.welphatchery.com has their own vitamin pack. The extra vitamins help prevent leg and other problems common to these chickens.
     
  3. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I can't order from those hatcheries as 1. we get them in about a week or so and 2. i'm in Ontario [​IMG] But I'll see what my co-op has.
     

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