Protein % for Cornish x

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  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Cornish X chicks that are 2 weeks old. I have been feeding them a starter feed that is 21% protein. Is this a high enough protein feed? At what age, if any, should I change? What percentage protein should I change to when I do change?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Most people here tend to feed their Cornish standard broiler feed
    which is 20 to 22% protein. I just fed a batch 26% protein and it
    didn't seem to make any difference.

    I think the most important things in Cornish is the actuall bloodlines,
    the comfort level you raise them in, and the availability of food and
    water.
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 30lb feeder about half full and a five gallon waterer that I keep fresh water in, so I should be in good shape. They have a draft free, heat lamp heated area, so they should be comfortable.
     
  4. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That % should be perfect,if you change to grower try to keep % the same.Some feed is listed as Starter/Grower so you can use straight through.I usually buy a bag of starter crumbles on the day of arrival then once the 50lb. bag is gone I use my local mills starter/grower mash mixed with extra protein to get it up to around 20-23%
    Will
     

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