raising a couple layers with the meatie

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

  1. Looking4ewes

    Looking4ewes Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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