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mixing meat and dual birds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken crazy, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. chicken crazy

    chicken crazy In the Brooder

    Is it ok to put dual purpose birds and some meat birds together for a few weeks until the meat birds are finished?
  2. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Simpsonville, SC
    I don't see why not! As long as they are all eating the same food.
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    You can but the meat birds are very greedy when it comes to feed(I am asuming you mean cornish x meat birds). You have to watch their food intake because they can literally eat themselves to death. I am afraid your dual purpose(non meat birds) wouldn't get their fair share with these food hogs around.
  4. TundraChick

    TundraChick Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
    West Viriginia
    pecking order get messed up as you add and remove birds also

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