just a few questions

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  1. spiderpig2300

    spiderpig2300 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. i'm taking broilers to my county fair this year. this is my first year doing this. i have just a few questions on how to raise them
    1. what should i have their feeding schedule set as throughout their life or should i just make sure they always have food
    2. what is the appropriate age to get them outside or should i just wait until they are mainly feathered
    3. what is the approximate weight i should have then at.
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your broilers exactly?
     
  3. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming Cornish Cross. DO NOT FEED THEM HIGH PROTEIN FEEDS. Make sure to feed them less than you would layers. Allow them to free range. If you keep them with heritage breeds they will take foraging traits from them.
     
  4. bonibelle

    bonibelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Opinions on feeding Cornish cross, do you ration them or do you have unlimited feed out for them
     
  5. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ration
     
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  6. GreatBreeder

    GreatBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feed them regular feed too
     
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