Letting Meat Birds/Cornish Rocks outside???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Willow's Meadow, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    I might get some Cornish rock crosses this summer but I was reading that your not supposed to let meat birds out in a large grassy yard/field because they will use up energy running around instead of gaining weight. Is that true??? I was going to let my meat birds outside everyday so they can eat grass/bugs etc. in a tractor.
  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    It might slow the incredible fast gain down a bit, but it will help them have a bit of a nicer life [​IMG] I hope to boot my little ones out if it ever gets nice, and make them move around some!
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    trust me they are not going to burn much running around, they barely waddle once they hit the age that it matters.

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