meat bird feed amounts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cghs, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. cghs

    cghs New Egg

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    I am raising a flock og 30 meat birds. I usually put unlimited food out for them but this time experimented with limiting food. They are 4 weeks old and get 2+ lbs. of grower cal day. They are developing a bulging crop and are always very hungry. I am afraid they are eating their bedding. I have increased their feed but I cant treat 20 bulging crops...Any advice?
     
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to define bulging crop? Just bc its full doesn't mean its bulging. It could be just full and how they process the food. I would lay down as much regular food as they will eat. If they are under 24 weeks I would continue them on medicated chick feed until your ready to harvest them
     
  3. cghs

    cghs New Egg

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    I have raised a lot of chickens and you can clearly see the crop distended out and firm. They are for meat and only will live 8-12 weeks. They are off medicated feed. Thanks!
     

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