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mrsHinWI

In the Brooder
May 14, 2015
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Hello! My family and a neighbor are trying to raise some chickens for meat, hopefully organically and free range. We received our chicks yesterday and are so excited to get started. I appreciate all the kindly advise and helpful tips!
 

mymilliefleur

Keeper of the Flock
6 Years
Nov 4, 2014
6,008
1,745
372
East Tennessee.
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Glad you joined us, feel free to ask any questions you may have!

Good luck with your meat birds, they sure are tasty, especially when raised out doors on pasture!
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,436
438
Montana
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your meat birds.
 

Rhodebar Lover

Crowing
6 Years
Apr 5, 2015
6,368
5,378
491
Tennessee, US
Welcome to Backyard Chickens :welcome I have never raised meat birds before but, I have heard that people have good luck with fermented feed, and they need deep bedding that is cleaned often to prevent breast blisters.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
138,010
264,484
2,027
Out to pasture
If you've gotten Cornish x meat birds they don't do free ranging, they sit in front of the feeder and will eat till they die -literally. Some growers recommend leaving the feed out 12 hours a day and removing it for 12 - to curb their explosive growth somewhat. If they aren't processed early enough, their legs and organs give out and they die anyway.
 

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