how to make you chicken grow bigger and faster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kev_kansas, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. kev_kansas

    kev_kansas Out Of The Brooder

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    what can i do to make them grow bigger and faster
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Probably not much....what kind do you have? Some breeds just grow a lot slower than others.
     
  3. Thatchickenguy

    Thatchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Protein lol
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard you can increase the growth rate of pullets relative to their breed by feeding high protein feed, but not without a downside. I read that this early maturation can lead to problems throughout the hens reproductive life, like egg binding and prolapse.
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Provide green lights in their coop - it increases their muscle mass. [​IMG]
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:How would a green light increase muscle mass?
     
  7. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caponze roosters. Or grow cornish x
     
  8. Mealworms, Scrambled eggs, and 22% protein starter will deffinately help in putting on some healthy growth. However bigger is not always better.
     
  9. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caponizing the cockerels will make them grow like Cornishx... assuming that's what you want.
     
  10. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of extra protein, but never green lights...can't wait to hear more...
     

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