Quote:That thread confirmed the poundage of feed per bird/weight. I'm not sure what I'm missing? Plus, several other threads in the last several weeks said their birds ate between 12-14 pounds of feed to slaughter/processing time.
I guess I"ll just have to take good notes and keep track!
Someone in that thread said they had 23 birds and at 7 weeks they were eating 100 pounds of feed a day. Thats just over 4 pounds of feed a day. Guess thats why I dont understand 13 pounds of feed TOTAL for the entire 7-8 weeks.
I Will keep track of my feed as well since my meaties will be the only ones eating the 24% it wont be hard to keep track. I will start right now. I have 2 bags of 24% that are 50 pounds. I have 9 chicks right now that are a week old tomorrow and more coming on Friday so I will have a exact number in a few days.
Trust me, If what you are saying is correct, 13 pounds of feed per bird total...That means I will only have to buy 325 pounds of feed total for 25 birds. Thats 6 1/2 bags of food. So that will be soooo cool. I will keep track..
Maybe we can continue to compair numbers along the way???
Quote:I raised 67 birds to seven weeks on 16 bags of 20% Grower Ration. Netted around 5lbs per bird. That's just under 12lbs of feed per bird. I'm glad I didn't buy the 20#'s per bird in a bulk order that I had been considering.