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my first year rasing broilers for show

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cockfighter, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. cockfighter

    cockfighter Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the first year raising meat birds. I got to pick 3 showable birds out of a batch of 50. I started with 25 but my Agriculture teacher told me if I wanted an additional 25 birds. Hopefully I make auction at the stockshow
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck. When is the show?
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. cockfighter

    cockfighter Out Of The Brooder

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    Sourland its going to be held in San Antonio,TX stock show and rodeo Feb.19
     
  5. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Good luck at the show with your birds.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you do well and welcome to BYC
     
  8. Evangelina

    Evangelina Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! I just finished a stock show and luckily made auction.

    I started out with 25 chicken (broilers), they were in a 8 ft by 7 ft pen (made of plywood). I feed them the highest percent feed possible (26- 30%) along with a wet feed mash (1-2 weeks of age) buttermilk feed mash (3-4 weeks of age) and then fermented feed till show (7 weeks of age). that got them big breasts meat but i havent figured out how to get round out the keel bone. We went through 75lb of feed a week. and NEVER LET THEM RUN OUT OF FEED!
     
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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] glad to have you onboard [​IMG]



    Good luck at the show [​IMG]
     

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