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Feeding Meat vs Egg

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Troll, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Troll

    Troll Out Of The Brooder

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    Buna, Tx
    I am setting 24 eggs to hatch Tuesdah, and have decided that the cockerels are going to be raised for meat (unless i get a stand out roo-then ill sell).
    Of course, pullets go back into my flock. They will be brooded indoors until they're feathered. My question is-at what point if any do i begin feeding them differently?

    My current flock recieved chick starter for about 8 weeks (we had some lagging behind), then starter/grower for about 4 weeks, grower/finisher for 4 weeks-then layer pellets after 18 weeks.

    Since im going to have dual purpose breeds its safe to say my roosters will still be around at week 18 but do i just need to keep them on the finisher, or even the grower?

    I also ferment my feed and add homemade ACV to the water (what a difference it makes!).i started the FF after my last chicks were outside-should i do thr same with the meat birds?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What breeds are you using?
     
  3. Troll

    Troll Out Of The Brooder

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    My roosters are a RIR, and two EEs (one loojs like a Game roo and the other looks lije a Brahma) im hatching eggs from my buff orps, my biggest Barred rocks, new hampshires, redcomets, black aussies, RIR, and one wyandotte. The roosters are together so i cant be picky about them but im only hatching the eggs from my largest hens.
     

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