Keeping meat birds separate?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mauka, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Mauka

    Mauka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a coop with my girls that will be strictly for egg production. Should I keep my meat birds separate? I'm new at the meat bird concept so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can you should. Are these Cornish Cross? Cornish at a certain age if not properly clean can cause Ammonia which is harmful to your birds. Laying hens will not create as big as a mess as those monsters will. Also if you are doing Cornish Cross keep in mind that you won't have them past 7 weeks.
     
  3. Mauka

    Mauka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a white broiler female. I was thinking I'd need a separate enclosure, guess I was right! Thank you so much!!
     

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