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Growth and Maturity of chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by inilog, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. inilog

    inilog Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2013
    My Problem:

    Almost all of my neighbors are raising chickens, but I wondered why their chickens mature and grow so quickly while the ones I raise were immature while some took time to grow. When I bring a new chicken from other places and set free in my backyard, their growth will be completely stunted.

    Another Problem:

    When I isolate a rooster on the front of my house, it will suddenly become a coward.

    I need answers as soon as possible.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Are you providing growers feed? If they have an insufficient and nutritionally unbalanced diet they will not grow as well.

  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Ken's right. You've go to feed them a complete feed. Corn, grass and food scraps wont give the full potential of birds.
  4. inilog

    inilog Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 5, 2013
    I have fed almost all of them with Pullet developer pellets. There are two that has feed with a different feed.

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