Packing Peanuts for Meat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sweetshoplady, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I got 3 packing peanuts with my guinea order from Ideal. I plan on raising them for meat. Should I get them a chicken for meat food? Or is chick starter fine?

    I'll get some pics up later of them. I don't know what breed they are.
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    If they end up being cornish X, you might want to separate them out and feed a broiler/grower after the first few weeks, but if they are not cornishX, then I'd raise them up same as the other chicks.
  3. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Since they are in with the guineas they are eating gamebird starter. Is that the same as broiler or comparable? I just got them yesterday and can separate the 3 of them if that would be best.

    They are a reddish-yellowish brown solid color.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2008
  4. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    If you can post pics, someone might be able to tell you if they are cornish x's or not...well you will know soon enough if they are lol they will begin growing at a monstrous pace, eating everything in sight, pooping a lot, and stink to high heaven.

    ETA I see that you posted the color; I don't think that cornish x's are that color as chicks (??)
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2008
  5. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Packing peanuts? SO FUNNY!!!
  6. There are Red and Black Broiler birds but the Cornish chicks are yellow...

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