New cornish x, What to feed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rmelvin23, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. rmelvin23

    rmelvin23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 25 cornish x from mcmurray on thursday. They are doing great, but got a question. I never thought about them needing different food. I put them on starter crumble. Is this enough protien? Should I worry about the meds in it since they do not have a long life cycle? Thanks. P.S. I know I should have researched better, but it seems that necessity is the best motivator!
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the starter i feed is 24% protein and UN-medicated. i never feed medicated, never have.
     
  3. rmelvin23

    rmelvin23 Out Of The Brooder

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    The problem with that is that I cannot get unmedicated starter in my area. So I was hoping that the birds could eat medicated starter for one bag then move on to a finishing feed.
     
  4. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they can... you will be fine.

    do you have access to unmedicated game bird starter?
     
  5. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I start off with a "weeks" worth of unmediated starter feed, then I switch over to broiler feed from the mill.
     
  6. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started mine off on medicated when they arrived, then switched em after a week. They're 8 weeks old on Tuesday! [​IMG] I didn't lose any chicks, but after they were older I accidentally ran out of water and lost 3, then couple days ago had a heavy rain and I lost a weak one from when they ran out of water. So, to answer your question medicated shouldn't be fed for a long period of time.
     

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