how many Cornish X in a GQF box brooder?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CovenantCreek, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    How quickly will the Cornish X's out grow the GQF box brooder + grow off pens? (GQF item# 0703)

    Theoretically, they say you can keep up to 48 chicks in the brooder for 4 weeks, then divide them between the two grow off pens for another 4 weeks. I'm having a hard time imagining being able to raise even half that many broilers in that set up for their entire lives........(not that I would want to in good weather, but during the winter it would be nice to be able to raise them inside)
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    those cornish cross produce so much amonia feces that you couldnt keep them inside,wow no way,my cousin made a kinda of a tent with those blue plastic tarps over plywood walls under the car port that seemed to work but how they stunk
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    guess I'd have to keep both garage doors open......... lol
     

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