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Feeding X's the correct amount

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by max13077, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a while before I'm getting some more meaties but I can't help planning and getting ready.

    I was told by Mcmurray hatchery that cornish X's shouldn't have free choice. They should be feed by a formula(that they failed to share with me) based on their age etc. Has anybody ever heard of this and if so how do I figure it?
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    I feed free choice for the first two weeks. For the remaining four weeks I feed them 12 hours on, 12 hours off.

  3. bigdog

    bigdog Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 8, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    I too did the 12 on 12 off method and it worked out very well.
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I did 12/12 as well. I didn't start it until they were 4 weeks, next time I will start when they are at 2 weeks.

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