First broilers in years....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 4HMomma, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. 4HMomma

    4HMomma In the Brooder

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    I can't remember anything except they are fast and tasty. How do I feed them, I know you want to feed to avoid leg problems. On pasturing, how does that work? If I want to get some for the girls for a pen of broilers does anyone know if the judges care on breed as long as its a heavy breed. Age for 4h should be 16-18 wks, right? How would I feed with that goal in mind? How would I feed with quick turn-around in mind for the rest of them?

    So far I just have a dozen cx's, but will be ordering a bunch more from central, likely the same cross unless anyone has some tips that would suggest a different breed or two. Thanks for the help
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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