Restrict feeding for range broilers?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by brandywine, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. brandywine

    brandywine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a week old. I am feeding 24/7. Is it advisable to remove feed for 12 hours a day, as with cornish? If so, at what age?

    Same for the cornish -- I got three feed store chicks so I could do a grow-out comparison. At what age should I begin restricting feed? They are incredibly fat. Little Eric Cartmans in yellow fluff.
     
  2. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never had the rangers, but I'm looking to get some. I had called JM Hatchery and asked the same question to him. He told me that you don't need to restrict them.

    As far as the cornish, I don't know.
     
  3. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I've ever heard, you only need to restrict cornish x rocks. Just don't do it too soon. I tried that once and killed a few chicks. [​IMG]

    I would give them 2 or 3 weeks on full time feed before restricting them.
     

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