first meat birds, feeding, quick question.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by carousel, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 6 straight run CC and 6 Straight run Red Broilers from Ideal.
    they will come after Labor day.
    I have raised layers before on Purina Start and grow.
    My question is will Purina's Flock Raiser at 20% protein work for them? or should I find other food?
    I'm planning on raising 11 pullets for laying with the meaties (Brown Leghorn, EE and Buckeye)
    thanks
     
  2. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raised our CCs on Dumor's 20% chick starter their whole 8 weeks. Should work fine.
     
  3. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did two weeks of chick feed then switched to broiler feed. this was for four cc that free ranged and stayed healthy for a good nine weeks before processing. or maybe it was four weeks of chick feed, with some mixing toward the last week. lots of treats towards the end too: yogurt, frozen corn and peas, watermelon. I'm planning the same for my current batch of red bros.
     

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