First time cornish rock

lpatelski

Songster
6 Years
Apr 12, 2015
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537
236
South Georgia
What are your goals? Are you raising for meat, may keeping some back for out cross? Meat type birds need good feed and a good feeding program. Tractor Supply has some good products as far as feed goes, but I have never raised one of their chicks.
I raise my own.
 

BryanRutledge

In the Brooder
Feb 27, 2018
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yes raising for meat first time. Iv,e been taking their food away at night and giving back to them in morning. they surprise me of how much they can eat. got them on starter and was planning on getting them on flock feed. something Iv,e read but new at this so up to suggesting
 

lpatelski

Songster
6 Years
Apr 12, 2015
690
537
236
South Georgia
yes raising for meat first time. Iv,e been taking their food away at night and giving back to them in morning. they surprise me of how much they can eat. got them on starter and was planning on getting them on flock feed. something Iv,e read but new at this so up to suggesting
If you are raising for meat, but want an older bird keep going with you plan. Sounds good
 

Northern.Ontario

Songster
Mar 16, 2018
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yes raising for meat first time. Iv,e been taking their food away at night and giving back to them in morning. they surprise me of how much they can eat. got them on starter and was planning on getting them on flock feed. something Iv,e read but new at this so up to suggesting
I'm getting 105 Cornish cross cockerels in May. First time ever raising chickens. The key to raising them to be 10-12 weeks old is feed restriction. For the first 14 days of their life I plan on giving them 20% starter feed, as much as they can eat. After 14 days they will be fed in the morning and evening on a 16% feed. But only as much as they can eat in an hour or so. They will be free range within a large poultry fenced area starting at 4 weeks old.
 

BryanRutledge

In the Brooder
Feb 27, 2018
25
17
36
mine our a week old and I take away their feed every night around 8 oclock and give it back to them by 7 in morning . they attack the feed like hogs never seen anything like it before in my life. my layers were nothing like that at all.
night and day...105 wow that's a lot keep us updated
 

Northern.Ontario

Songster
Mar 16, 2018
351
302
138
mine our a week old and I take away their feed every night around 8 oclock and give it back to them by 7 in morning . they attack the feed like hogs never seen anything like it before in my life. my layers were nothing like that at all.
night and day...105 wow that's a lot keep us updated

I plan on taking a picture each day to track their progress and putting it in a slide show. Each picture lasting 1 second. 70 seconds total. And taking random weights of 10 of them each day
 

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