How much feed do you give your meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by trunkman, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I was wondering how much everyone feeds their meat birds, I keep their feeders full all the time and give them a constant supply of water. Do any of you do things differently?
    I purchased 15 cornish rock day old chicks 2 weeks ago and they've already gone through a 25 pound bag of feed and drink a gallon of water a day! They really are ravenous, I'll bet some are already close to a pound each, nothing like my egg layers. Are any of you keeping track of how many pounds of feed a cornish rock goes through in their short life?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Cornish X can eat a scary amount of food! I give mine 12 hours on/12 hours off. Doing so seems to reduce the number of leg problems Cornish X experiences due to the rapid growth rate. I raise mine for roasters - letting them go 12 weeks or more so I don't need leg problems! Folks that raise slower growing meaties might feed 24/7.
  3. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2013
    Draketown, GA

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