help not going to make weight at fair

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by hippiechicks, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2009
    OHIO Go Bucks!!
    Okay My kids are doing meat chicken for fair and I dont think they are going to be big enough we have just over a week until fair was looking for any ideas how to fatten them up.second year we did them last year we did fine and had both male and female.This year we did only males thinking I could keep them a week less and still be okay the only male I had last year was HUGE and could not even go to fair. Feed is the same but we do have more this year (23)Thanks so much for any ideas
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    What is their goal weight?
    What do they weigh?
    What feed are you specifically feeding them?
    When specifically will they be weighed?
    How many will you be showing?
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    feed them more
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bring them to Oklahoma for a week, everyone else seems to get cartoon-ishly fat around here. Then again, my chickens are normal, so nevermind [​IMG] lol!!!
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
  6. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2011
    Port Perry, ON
    a higher protein feed should do the job!
    i currently have one chick on duck starter to help heal her injuries faster
  7. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2009
    New Mexico
    We feed turkey and game bird starter. Pick the ones you want to take to fair and feed them seperately to make sure they are getting all they want.

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