last time I got meat birds, I didnt even know they were meat birds for like three weeks, so i'm counting this as my first try. I just got ten today from the farm store. What i can't recall for the life of me, is at what intervals do i feed them through their short lives? For example, right now they look to be just a few days old, do they need constant access to food at this point like my other chickens? what about in 2 weeks or 4 weeks? or 6 weeks? All i remember is that you generally don't feed them for 24 hours before the slaughter and no water for 12 hours before the slaughter. My memory is usually so crisp, and my skills with a search engine rarely fail, but today it seems I'm off my game.