HOW LONG TO KEEP JUMBO CORNISH X ROCKS ON STARTER FEED.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by momto2, May 28, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOW LONG SHOULD THESE BIRDS BE ON STARTER FEED? THEY ARE ALMOST TWO WEEKS OLD AND THEY ARE GETTING REALLY BIG!!
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    My 5 week old Cornish X are still on starter with some mixed grains thrown in and they are very very healthy and nice and plump.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Most meat birds are given a broiler starter/grower/finisher. You could conceviably keep them on starter their whole life; but you'll find the broiler ration to be cheaper.
     
  4. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept mine on for 4 weeks. At 3 weeks I introduced some free choice grains. After that they are on a broiler feed.
     
  5. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been raising the same cross you are for about 5 years now. You can feed them the starter the whole time and butcher/sale them at about 10 weeks. But this can be pretty expensive.

    At 4 weeks when I start letting my chicks go outside i start mixing the feed 50/50 chick starter and scratch grain. I use the Purina chick starter and their scratch grain. They do a really good job of making sure the corn is cracked into small enough pieces for the little chicks to digest. There are some local places that sale their own blend cheaper, but it seems to be less processed at the mill.

    I hope this helps. If ya have any questions just give me a shout.

    Cheers and best wishes

    Nick
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Mine get it for about 2-3 weeks then I mix it with Grower Pellets and after a week they are on straight grower pellets and bugs from their run.
    I butcher my Cornish X at 8 weeks they are more then ready by then
     

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