Ok, Cornish babies coming this Friday...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Can someone please tell me what these guys eat and when?

    I know they start with chick starter like regular chicks right?

    Then they go on grower/broiler feed?
    At what age?

    I have heard people giving them scratch... Again, at what age can you start that?

    At what age should I take them out of the brooder and put them into the tractor?

    Forgive all the questions please!
  2. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Just grab some broiler feed and feed all the way through from day one. If you don't have a feed mill get some starter with a high protein percentage. Not really much need to change when you're butchering them so quickly. I'm not sure about scratch. I took mine out of the brooder at three weeks and that was at the beginning of May with freezing temps at night. Depending on how warm it is where you're at, I'd start them on the heat lamp for two weeks, then raise the heat lamp a few inches per day during week three, then put them out. Good luck!

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