how much feed do they eat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by TyrannosaurusChix, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    excuse the idiotic question, please. Hubby and i have been toying with the idea of getting some meaties( havent concluded processing though) but im trying to figure out total cost for them and the feed.

    how much does one bird eat in 8 weeks, or 50 birds, or 100. whatever you have done and pounds of feed..


    thank you so much!
     
  2. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25 Freedom Rangers ate approximately 600 lbs of Purina Start in Grow feed in about 8 - 10 weeks
     
  3. ourflockof4

    ourflockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does vary, but we average 18-20 lbs of feed in 8 wks for a 6-7 lb dressed bird. Thats for a CX, FR will prob eat a little more then that, and a DP more then a FR.

    There is a fancy chart floating around here somewhere, maybe you can find it. It for the cx and has age, feed consumption, and weight gain.

    Found it. Here is a link

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=369738
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  4. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!!!!
     

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