Raising meaties questions

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by joedie, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I want to raise enough meaties to feed mine and daughters family this year. So after looking around here, I need to build a portable tractor out of PVC and chicken wire, cover with a tarp if rains, offer feed 12 hrs/day, Is this right?
     
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    There are as many ways to raise meat birds as there are people that raise them.

    I raised mine in a coop with a run along side my layers and chicks. I let them roam around the yard during the day and they returned back to the coop at night.

    When they are chicks in a brooder you will probably want to keep the feed restricted so they aren't continually gorging themselves.
     
  3. chicken nanny

    chicken nanny Out Of The Brooder

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    thiers alot of way to raise them I have to raise mine in a shed and let them outside if the weather is good. I would like to try a tractor but i just dont think it would go over all that way to many coons,foxes,coytoes.
     

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