How much feed for Cornish Pigs?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FarmerGirl, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. FarmerGirl

    FarmerGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have a rough idea of how much feed it would take to raise a cornish cross to about 6-8 weeks? I just bought 100 of these guys and need to drive very far to buy my feed, so I don't want to make lots of trips. TIA [​IMG]
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    They will have a feed conversion ratio of about 1.8 (to 2.5) to 1. Calculate the amount of weight you want to put on them to slaughter multiply by 2.0 (good average) and multiply by the number you have.

    Ex. Slaughter weight 5 lb - Start weight 0 lb. = 5 lb gain
    5 lb. x 2.0 FCR = 10 lb feed x 100 birds = 1000 lb.
     
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  3. pueawjapygrta

    pueawjapygrta Out Of The Brooder

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    i used 12 bags of feed on 21 cornish cross, have no idea of weight, but they were of varying size.
     
  4. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used 4 bags (200 lbs) on 14... 1/2 were in the 5 lb range, second half gets it when food runs out(next couple of days... i may have some 6+ pounders now...

    1 bag was meatbird starter... 3 bags of meatbird grower/finisher...
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I use one 50 lb bag for each 4 cornish.(I raise them in groups of four) I butcher at 8 weeks and they are about 8 lbs alive and 6 lbs butchered. I can usually raise 2 layers for 8 weeks with the same batch of cornish so they probably eat just under 50 lbs each 4.... so for 100 meat birds... I calculate 1250 lbs of feed if you butcher at 8 weeks. I would anticipate some left over with that though since you will loose a few birds and I am overestimating a bit.

    Go with the half ton Mayberry Saint calculated to start off with.
     
  6. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of Cornish pigs. I googled Cornish pigs and was reading about a place about them. I would appreciate any info anyone here can tell me about them. The article I googled had them sound very good pigs to raise. Freebie's husband is very interested in this breed.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:I think the reference to Cornish Pigs was about how the Cornish x chickens are pigs in that they eat like pigs.
     
  8. MayberrySaint

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  9. FarmerGirl

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    I was just teasing about calling them cornish pigs.. they're just cornish crosses but like someone else said, I called them pigs cuz they eat like no tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tell my animals that they aren't (what ever animal they are) but PIGS!!
     

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