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For those of you working on your own meat crosses- What are you feeding?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cmohlin89, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. cmohlin89

    cmohlin89 In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2017
    I've read that too much protein can cause pullets to start laying too young and possibly damage themselves, but if the goal is to breed for a fast growing bird I would think you have to use a high protein feed. Those of you actively breeding and working towards a goal, how do feed? Do you treat them more like breeders and grow them out on a flock raiser to ensure they mature correctly, or do you load them up with protein and breed from whoever tolerates high protein feed best?

    For what it is worth I have svart hona x silkie, svart hona x red ranger, and svart hona x cornish. I feel like the svart hona x red ranger would tolerate high protein pretty well, and maybe the svart hona x cornish too, but probably not the svart hona x silkie. They'll all be together though, so they'll all be getting the same feed.

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