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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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