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

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Upstate, NY
    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

  2. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Quote:Feed a bit higher protein feed; process at about 8 weeks. That just about covers the differences.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just read this section for a few weeks.

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