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 Songster

    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!

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