meat birds no longer crazy to eat, is this a prob?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by card5640, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. card5640

    card5640 Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Bangor area, Maine
    My C-Xs are now 5 weeks and Ive been feeding them for 12 hrs and off for 12, until this week they became crazy when I filled the feeder in the morn. Now they dont run to eat, they are eating , but without the vigor they once had. Is this normal? Otherwise their behavior has not changed.
  2. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    I feed mine 24/7 or when its hot, I leave the light on at night and only daylight during 5 weeks they could be ready to process. Anything weighing 5+ is ready. I found that when these that I had went over 5 weeks, they gained (instead of the 1 lb per week) 1/2 lb at 6 weeks, 1/4 lb at 7 weeks basically stopped growing. So its one of those things if they are still able to be up and running around then I'd give 24 hour light, Fat and finish and be done with them.
    Good luck, but I believe they reach a genetic size and then stop, or slow down a whole lot!

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