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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BNChicks, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. BNChicks

    BNChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have cx meat birds. I know the feeding cost r killing me right now having to buy 24 % feed. I was wondering if I put them on an 18 % feed and it might take longer for them to grow I would save about 9.00 a bag of feed right now. Even if I grow them out an extra week it would still save me. Please help
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    How old are they? I would only give 24% for the first 2 weeks. 18 will be fine after that.

    Some people give 18% all the way through.
     
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  3. BNChicks

    BNChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    They r a week old on wed this week
     
  4. Coralietg

    Coralietg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many do you have? I have 16 Cornish that are 7 days old, I've only gone through half a bag of feed and that includes feeding another 13 chicks in another brooder. I'm fermenting 18% protein starter for them and they are growing fine.
     
  5. BNChicks

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    I have 25 right now but have a 100 coming in about 2 weeks
     
  6. BNChicks

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    How r u fermenting the feed ??
     
  7. Coralietg

    Coralietg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the feed costs are killing you with 25, I can't even imagine 100 more! Wow. Mixing the chick starter with water, apple cider vinegar. There is an amazing thread on fermenting feed in this forum.
     
  8. BNChicks

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    Its not killing me now but was just sayinng when the 100 show up plus all my other aanimals. I found a grain mill and found somee cheaper prices yesterday and went and stocked up on about 250 lbs of feed
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Good luck with that. I"ll never order 100 EVER EVER EVER again in my life! :oops: :hit :barnie Ask me how I know. :oops:
     

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