new user need pointers on raising meatest birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by gib, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. gib

    gib New Egg

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    Hello to all. I am a little new to forums and very new to chicken raising.

    Two of my children are in 4h this year and will be raising broilers. They are young; therefore, dad is very much the leader. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

    My experience in this area includes:

    1. Taking culls(?) from students last year, fattening them, butchering, and
    still eating.

    2. Reading everything I can find on subject.

    My conerns right now are producing the meatest chickens possible. I hope I have all the feeding, watering, temperature, caring, etc. down to at least get started.

    We will receive 3 boxes of chickens containing 25 chicks each. We have plenty of room and all the equipment.

    a. When do I begin the initial culling process, and what am I looking for?
    Each child will be able to have three go to show, so I am needing to
    eventually reduce to six.

    b. Fresh feed, clean water, clean coops, good temperature -what else can
    we do to assure the best possible outcome?

    From all I can tell in reading, I am really looking forward to everyone's help on this site. I hope I am not asking something that has been answered a 1000 times already. I am still new to "search" and typing exactly what I need in order to get answers.

    Thank you
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    LOL, [​IMG]! You've asked a lot there, so give everyone a little bit of time to answer...I just wanted to be the first to say welcome (unless someone beat me to it while I was typing). I'll post again with my advice (as limited as it is) and other people will be able to help too. Good to have ya!
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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