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Rooster Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Knight1992, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Knight1992

    Knight1992 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2012
    What can i feed my rooster to help him gain weight and how long does it take for a rooster to gain weight after loosing so much what can i feed him to get his weight back
  2. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    It would help if we knew what you are feeding him now.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Unmedicated chick starter is easily obtained. Also, Flock Raiser would be acceptable. But again, not knowing what you're presently feeding, these are just suggestions.
  4. Knight1992

    Knight1992 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2012
    we are feeding him something we bought new today called rooster kicker the other called purina start and grow
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I like to feed gamebird feed. The one I use is something like 26% protein. It keeps my rooster and hens fat and happy, and their feathers glossy and shiney. Leftover meats from dinner will give him a good boost too...
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Depends on the reason for the weight lose.
    When was the lat time you wormed him with a good wormer?

    If its been over 3 months, The first thing I would do is hit him with Fenbendazole then put him on a 18 to 20 percent protein feed.


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