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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Spitman, Mar 26, 2012.
How much feed per bird per day?
I would like to know the answer to this as well. I have seen other threads on here referencing a chart, but have been unable to find it when searching. Also, when should you switch from chick starter to meatbird crumbles? I have 11 cornish crosses that are three weeks old still eating starter. I think I am gonna switch them to meatbird crumbles this weekend.
In the industrial setting a 42 day old bird will have eaten 1.9 lbs of feed for every pound of bird live weight.
Welp has the chart here:
I'm not much help on switching - I feed a 20% non-medicated grower crumble from start to finish, and average about 15lbs of feed per bird at the end of 7 weeks, with a 5lb resulting carcass