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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Sassymygirl, Apr 10, 2009.
those are real nice im hopeing to get me some more very soon
They are so pretty, I hate to crack them open to cook them. I just like looking at them in the fridge.
I'm thinking "Yum Yum"
I have a question for everybody who hatches ducks in an incubator... I have my temp locked in at 99.5, the problem I'm having is with the humidity. I am using a little giant 9200, I have filled up all the indention's for water filled and it brought me to 50%, I added a large sponge and brought it up to 60%... I need to get it up to 85%... Any ideas on how to raise it?
They sell Purina brand, at Hammond feed and seed, where I went, but only in the laying pellets and chick starter, others are Country Acres brand, but thy do not sell either flock raiser, nor a Broiler feed. I'll have to check the labels!
That would be GREAT! Thank you
You could go right across town to tractor supply and get the flock raiser if you wanted it.
As far as raising the cornish cross goes I have had a lot better luck NOT feeding them as recommended.
The first ones that I raised I fed as I was instructed to. By the time they were 5 weeks old the were nearly ready to butcher
but could barely get around.
The next batch that I raised I backed off of the feed and only filled the 1 feeder up 1x/day and kept plenty of water for them.
After about two weeks I started taking them out of the brooder and put them on the ground to learn how to forage if the weather was
good enough to. By the time they were 4-5 weeks old I would let them free range all day and they would go to the feed when they wanted to.
They grew off a good bit slower but I had no problems with the body outgrowing the legs and in my opinion a tastier bird.
Fed 20% chick starter/grower the whole time and added a little corn into their diet when they were around 5-6 weeks old.
Cornish cross will free range and forage if they don't grow so quick and you take the time to let them.