How do I fatten up the little roos?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by zowieyellowflame, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    I have some chicks raised by a hen and incubator and it looks like most are roosters. How will these little feather weight chicks taste? Right now they are about 12 to 14 weeks and I can keep them for another 4 or 6 weeks if needed. How should I fatten them? Chick finisher? Should I wait as long as possible? Should they be in a slightly smaller pen so they dont run around as much?
  2. maf2008

    maf2008 Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    I use turkey show or broiler finisher feed at 22% protein. They wont get as big as Cornish Cross, but this might help. I add lots of corn and it makes the birds FAT and juicy! [​IMG]


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