feeding meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jaketheeggman, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. jaketheeggman

    jaketheeggman Chirping

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    I am getting 25 meat chicks next week and was wondering if i need to feed them chick starter feed or just go straight to meat feed?
     
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    As I remember back when I did Cornish X, there was a specific starter for that type bird. You should as your chick supplier what they feed the birds when they arrive
     
  3. DenverBird

    DenverBird Songster

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    Give them starter to... um, start, then after a few weeks switch over to... um, grower.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I use Purina Flock Raiser start to finish with great results.
     
  5. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Songster

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    I've been using Nutrena Nature Wise Meatbird from start to finish and I've also had good luck. [​IMG] (this is really me knocking frantically on wood after saying that!!)
     
  6. itsy

    itsy Songster

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  7. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Songster

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    are they day-olds? Probably chick starter to be safe. For at least the first few weeks...
     
  8. chickenfeverforever

    chickenfeverforever Songster

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    I am using a 24% starter from start to finish. Guess we will see.....1 week down!
     

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