how much do they eat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by farmboydj, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am thinking about raising some meat birds for our local fair, but i was wanting to know how much feed 1 cornishX would eat in 1 day? i am planing on ordering the feed in bulk so i want to know how much to order.
     
  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    They eat more and more as they get older. I went through 200lbs of feed for 12 CX roos, processed at 7 weeks. At the end, they would go through a 15lb feeder in a day. There's a chart about here somewhere that gives the average feed rate and total for them.
     
  3. PikeCo

    PikeCo Out Of The Brooder

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    We use about 180 lbs / 12 4H broilers in six weeks to get ready for our fair, sometimes a little more, or less. Roughly 15 lbs of feed seems to produce an 8 1/2 - 9lb bird for us. I like to start at 30% protein and slowly wean them down to 23% by the end.
     
  4. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would be pretty safe with 18 to 20 lbs of feed per bird.

    ETA: That is for the duration. [​IMG]
     
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