feeding philosphy for meat chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by antlerss, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. antlerss

    antlerss Hatching

    Aug 7, 2013
    Does one keep feed in front of meat chickens 24-7 or do we pull feed at night to prevent overeating??. Is over eating a problem??
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    The most common type of meat chicken, the Cornish Cross, is an eating machine. It won't wander from the feed trough as long as there is food in it. They grow so rapidly that their legs don't develop properly and many come up lame. What lots of folks do is feed a 12 hours on/12 hours off regimen. This slows growth but not all that much, and seems to result in fewer leg issues.

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