In over my head

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by camdentexas32, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. camdentexas32

    camdentexas32 New Egg

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    Hi there would like some advice on fattening show chicken. My son has a show coming up in 5 weeks, we are currently feeding Purina feed. I've read all sorts of things to do; to make them pick up weight including adding different types of things to the feed. I'm not looking for a miracle just something good old fashioned and works. Hope someone out here can help us. This is our first show.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I've never raised show meat chickens myself, so I can't help you with any actual experience. Hopefully, some other members who have raised meat birds comes along and helps you out! Here are some links on raising meat birds for show, which could be helpful in the mean time:

    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ce...files/cedar/Raising-Roasters-and-Broilers.pdf
    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonl...-0FFBC4EC5DF7/3861/pub2897BroilerProject4.pdf
    http://osubuckeyeman.com/poultry/Raising broilers.pdf

    I hope these help!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    The posters above have given you good links.
     
  5. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.

    The normal advice seems to be to give higher protein feed and a little oil in the feed for sheen.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Don't know anything about shows but, hope your son and chickens do well.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    The above posters have given you good advice. Good luck with your birds!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't know a thing about showing chickens. Good luck with the shows and welcome to our flock!
     

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