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Protein% , meaty, tender, juicy hubbard

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kassy68, May 12, 2009.

  1. kassy68

    kassy68 Songster

    May 10, 2009
    Vassar , Michigan
    My Coop

    I just ordered 50 straight run Wh. MT hubbards...

    I also ordered layers.. and was told I can give my pullets broiler food.. is that a good idea?

    Next I'm looking at the Dumor 24% food. How long do I feed this and when do I drop the percent of protein and to what %.

    Also how do I finish the bird out for the best tender, juicy chicken I can get.

    And last.. At what age do they get to leave for eating.. [​IMG]

  2. zephyrcreek

    zephyrcreek Songster

    Feb 18, 2009
    Yale, Michigan
    Kassy, just found this post. I make a run to Lapeer every few weeks for the best and cheapest poultry feed in our area. I'll PM you Howard's info. He grinds it fresh every few days. I started all my birds on his grower ration. At 10 weeks I bought the layer ration, and mixed the two together 50/50. I have slowly started to decrease the amount of grower ration and by 16 weeks will be at 100% layer ration.

    The White Mountain Hubbards will be ready to butcher at 7-8 weeks depending on how you feed them. Mine will be out on pasture as soon as they are fully feathered.

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