new to meaties question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by embkm, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH and I have talked about raising meaties for a few years now, but we were worried about ordering 25 from a hatchery. When I saw TSC had Cornish Rocks, I picked up 3 so we could try it out on a small scale first.

    But I have a few questions...

    When should I seperate them from the other chicks? Right now I have 20 2 wk old chicks in my spare bathtub: 3 meaties, 10 standard, and 7 banties.

    Do they need any special type of feed, or can I stick with the chick starter? And do they stay on that the whole time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    They can be with the other chicks for the first few weeks and
    chick starter is fine until you can get them on broiler crumbles.

    Good luck with your meaties.
     

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