How To?? Raise??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FarmerBoy24, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I start these chickens as chicks? Tell me the feeding and anything else you know about them from day 1 to butchering. I'll really appreciate it!!!

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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    You should probably read the raising meat chickens section of Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. As I recall, it's extremely informative.
     
  3. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find it [​IMG]
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:According to Amazon, it's section 13, Managing Meat Birds. It might be somewhere else in the older edition, though.
     
  5. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] still cant find it. Do you have any knowledge about Meat chickens?
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Starting meat birds are no different than other chicks. We start ours out with a 24% protein and we add broiler booster (which is basically just vitamins and electrolytes to their water everyday. Cornish rock X's grow very fast so they are prone to heart trouble. All they do is eat and poop, can get very smelly but it will be well worth it. I also don't raise my meat birds with my layers. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just surf through the whole meat bird section,dozens have asked the same question.
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Quote:Do you have them yet? How old are they? Are they cornish X or another meat bird? I would be glad to lay it out for you.
     
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  9. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have them yet? How old are they? Are they cornish X or another meat bird? I would be glad to lay it out for you.

    There coming on the 22 and they will be day olds
     

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