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

    Jun 18, 2009
    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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