I m raising 30 meaties this yr,theyre 1 month today,6/1,I'd like to do another batch late July-Sept. OR at least raise a few of these to 15# as I did last yr,though in a more cost effective manner.By the time I added up the $$ for feed,it was'nt a terrible cost effective venture last yr,I m wondering what I can substitute for half the 24% feed to have them grow a lil slower(no broken legs,etc)and to save a lil $$,particularly if I m aiming for a 10-12# dressed wt. I tried a free range + conventional approach last yr and had some meaties that dressed out at 12# at 12 wks old....however,THAT(12wks) was not so cost effective,so I m lookn at other feed possibilities to process them at 10 wks,hopefully just as big(10-12# dressed). These meaties seem to have lots of constipation issues,also,I inadverdantly discovered, quite by accident that cuttn their 24% chick grower with molassess base corn-oats-barley type 12% horse feed keeps them poopn and grows them big, and not so fast that they break their legs or die of Heart issues.I also had them on ACV in their water,I stopped 2 wks ago,I will restart that. How does the fermented food work?Does anyone have any ideas re what else I can supplement their diet with? I am free ranging them,tho the trick seems to be to free range them b4 they get stuffed on commercial feed and plunk themselves down for the day... What is everybody else doing for cost effective feed?