finishing feed for added flavor??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by trunkman, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    My cornish are 6 weeks old, 2 weeks till processing day and I am wondering if any of you feed them anything to add to their food to add flavor to the meat, or do you just keep them on starter grower the whole time?
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I switch them to a 15% finisher feed or mix grower with more corn and wheat to slow them down, not for flavor.

    You can add milk for flavor.
     
  3. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    ChickenCanoe, Do you add the milk to their waterer?
     
  4. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    It sounds to me you are using dry feed, I did the same with my meat flock, and after two weeks I have changed to finisher feed. There is some finisher feed with a fish ingredients, I don't like that at all, because it gave the chickens a fishy taste,
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    No. I mix it with the feed. I sometimes make a slurry with whole milk and their feed. I've also used whole milk powder mixed with the feed but I prefer to reconstitute the milk first.
    Whole milk powder is hard to find. Most sources are low fat.

    This is where I buy mine.

    You can also use plain yogurt for just a couple birds.
     
  6. buckbye

    buckbye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does milk do for the flavor?
     

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