Red & Black Broilers - what to feed? when to butcher?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by song of joy, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    I'll be raising some red broilers and black broilers (from Ideal Hatchery) this spring. I've raised pullet chicks for my laying flock for a few years now, but this is my first time raising broilers.

    I've heard they need higher protein that pullets. I'll be using a commercial feed. What % protein feed should I use?

    Also, when can these types of broilers be butchered to get the most and best quality meat?
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015

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