raising a couple layers with the meatie

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Looking4ewes, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Looking4ewes

    Looking4ewes In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    I'm planning on ordering some meaties and would like to raise a few layers as well. I've never kept layers before. Can this be done in the same pen, or do I need to separate?

  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    I don't personally know anybody that keeps them in the same pen. I would suspect that the layers would pick on more docile, slower birds like Cornish X.

    Yesterday, I was reading management recommendations from one of our local hatcheries and they were suggesting beak trimming for layers kept alongside broilers.

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