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Is there a sticky or reference on how to raise meat chickens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by LauraG, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. LauraG

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    I have layers, but am *thinking* of entering into the world of raising meat chickens.

    However, I do not know if my heart can handle it, I've never met a critter I didnt fall in love with. Its a horrible character flaw, but thats the way God made me and so it is.

    Anyway, Im wondering if there is a good synopsis of raising meat chickens for dummies and how it differs from raising layers. I want to know as much as I can before I commit to a decision.

    Any reference articles or explanations for a novice would be appreciated

    Blessings,
    Laura
     

  2. TimG

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    Quote:Feed a bit higher protein feed; process at about 8 weeks. That just about covers the differences.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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  4. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Just read this section for a few weeks.
     

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