Got the meaties, now more questions.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momofchicks, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    Okay, we got 4 week old Cornish Rock Broilers. Here are some questions.

    1. Do we feed them 24/7 or just 12 hours a day? What happens when you do the 12 hours vs. the 24/7?

    2. Can they get that cocci. illness? If so, can we still eat it or do I have to treat them first? Will the processor know if they are sick?

    3. I am feeding them the layer crumbles with 20% protein is that right?

    4. If they do break legs can we still eat them?

    I'm sure I'll have more questions as today was the first whole day with them and boy do they really eat, drink and poo. Anyway, thank you all for your help! [​IMG]
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    whether to feed them 24 hrs or just during the day probably also depends somewhat on how much room you're giving them and how much encouragement they ahve to get up and move around and exercise.

  4. Cason

    Cason Songster

    Yeah, if they break legs, process immediately.

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