schedule for feeding meat chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lorihadams, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. lorihadams

    lorihadams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2008
    At what age do you switch meat birds from chick starter to grower/finisher? I will be feeding dumor or purina from TSC. I get my meat birds in 2 days and want to know how much feed I need to get right away.

    Also, do you make feed available to them around the clock or do you give them a schedule? I have heard of some people feeding them 12 hrs on and then giving them just water for 12 hrs. What do you think is best?
  2. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    The first 5 days of life you feed them 24/7 after that 12 hrs of food, 12 without. I know from experience.. I had cornish rock babies for the first time. I had them from day one and fed them constantly. At about 2 and a half weeks 3 dropped dead... I looked it up on here and after I did the feed, no feed rotation the remaining 5 were fine. They just over eat themselves to death. They were monsters @ 10 wks!!

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