What should a month old broiler look like?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Finge, May 30, 2017.

  1. Finge

    Finge Chirping

    Dec 30, 2016
    So, for the FFA, we could enter a contest using 3 broilers, goal Is to get them as fat as you can before June 3, the contest day.

    I got these lil' chickens on May 26th, everything was going fine until my dad looked at my chickens and said they didn't seem big enough, stage 6 panic has set in.
    Immediately my mom jumps in saying I haven't been feeding them enough though I make sure they have plenty of food and water everyday. Contest is in 4 days, help me, please.
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Did you mean to post a picture?
    If so it didn't upload.
  3. PapaBear4

    PapaBear4 In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2014
    How big they should be depends on the breed. If you've not raised them before it's helpful to have an idea of how large layer pullets are at the same age. If you put a layer pullet and broiler pullet next to each other the general impression should be something like, "Holy moly that's a big pullet!"
    Keep going with 24/7 feed and water. Maybe supplement with cracked corn for additional carbs.
  4. Finge

    Finge Chirping

    Dec 30, 2016
    here's a picture with a bottle as reference.

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