Get em' fat faster?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by barnardflock, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. barnardflock

    barnardflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!-
    I'm raising 30 Brahma and Barred Rock roosters for meat. They are about 4 1/2 months, and I butchered 2 last week, and the only weighed about 2- 2 1/2 pounds butchered weight.
    Any suggestions on how I could fatten them up faster?
    Also, I'm feeding them 2 times a day.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What are you feeding and how much? Is there a reason you're not free feeding?
     
  3. barnardflock

    barnardflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Just didn't know if we were suppose to. They are in a tractor all day with grass and bugs, etc.
    Feeding Nutrena Nature Wise also co-op feed meat bird... Two grain shovels full a day for 30 birds.
     
  4. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your in the same boat i am! I have a few extra brahma roos i have in a seperate pen and want to do them at 8 months, they are now about 4 1/2 5 months. I started feeding them game bird feed from ts, as much as they want. First time with doing brahmas so im excited lol just not sure how to plumo them up, i always have people telling me there huge tho. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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