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What is a good multi purpose food?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jones14, May 15, 2008.

  1. jones14

    jones14 New Egg

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    May 15, 2008
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    I have 14 5 week old chicks, 4 Arucaunas and 10 Buff Os. I intended to use 6 of the Buffs for meat. They are currently on 20% chick starter. What can I feed both the meat and layers? When should I take the 6 to the processor? I have had chicks before but have never done meat birds.

    Please help.[​IMG]
     
  2. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    They can all go on grower till you take the meat birds to the processor, and the pullets start laying. Change the pullets to layer as soon as you start getting eggs.
     
  3. jones14

    jones14 New Egg

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    Thank you.

    When is a good age to take them to the processor?
     
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:Since they aren't "official" meat chickens what I remember reading is that regular birds will take 3-4 months possibly to get them to the 7ish pound range. But I know there is someone on this site that KNOWS this for sure. It's probably printed several times too, if you can just find the right thread! [​IMG]
     

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