- Apr 26, 2012
We are raising meat chickens for the first time and my son is going to show them for 4-H. We are planning on raising 12 and whatever he doesn't show we'll process for our own food. I would like to feed them as naturally as possible yet still make them somewhat competitive for fair. We have a tractor we are going to use after they get out of the brooder. Do we need to feed medicated food? I thought the show food I saw was medicated... Trying to avoid that since we're going to be eating it. Any suggestions, advice would be greatly aprreciated on amount to feed and if we should keep food available 24/7. THanks.