Final results

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Darin115, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Darin115

    Darin115 Songster

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    I had 16 meaties processed on Tuesday. Got them back today. They were 8 weeks and 5 days old.

    I had 6 left whole and the other 10 cut up. They cut the largest birds up and left the smaller ones whole. The whole birds ranged from 6.5 - 8 lbs dressed. The boneless/skinless breasts weighed on average 3lbs per bird. I wish I had told them to leave the largest birds whole but I didn't. I am sure I would have had some 10+ lbs.

    I fed start and grow for approx. 4 weeks. I then switched to a broiler ration. Toward the end I started adding scratch to the broiler feed. I added 25lbs to 50lbs of the broiler ration. The last week I added 25lbs of the scratch to 25lbs of the broiler ration.

    All of the birds were healthy and fat. I could not be more pleased.

    Darin
     
  2. OH! Thanks for sharing the feed method you used. This is my first time doing meat birds, and WOW they grow fast. I started them on Armada meat builder right off. I think I will try your method next time round. My meat birds also have access to a large outdoor pen for bugs and greens too.
     

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