Hints and tips for growing meat birds? What works for you?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickenmama22, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. chickenmama22

    chickenmama22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 29, 2007
    Hi, I'm new here but I have been lurking around reading posts.

    I have 25 cornish rock roosters coming next week and I really want them to grow up nice and big and juicy... I've looked all over these boards to find the suggestions, but I haven't found a topic like this. Welps says to withhold food for 12 hours each night. Do they need vitamins?

    Are there any special tricks that I should know? I am concerned that we will need more feeder space and waterer space.

    We currently have 27 chickens, one of which is a 6 week old Jumbo Cornish from McMurray. She just moves between her resting spot and the food. I think she weighs about 3 pounds now. I call her Miss Piggy. All our chickens are contained (not free range) though I move the coop from time to time so they can eat grass and bugs.

    Thanks for your help!
    Nancy
     

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