What to feed before culling the chicken?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chelseajgoss, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a barred rock roo, im sure hes not a meat bird, so he feels a little on the light side. Is there anything i can feed him for the next week or two to bulk him up a little? I have oats. And i was thinking to get some corn. But im not sure if that woukd just make for a fatty bird. Any suggestions?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If he's over a year old, there isn't much to be done. He's as big as he is going to get. And high calorie foods will just make fat, not muscle.
     
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    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    He is about 6 months. But looks full size. I guess if thats as big as hes going to get then oh well! Thank you!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, pretty much what you see is what you're going to get at this point. There's not much you can feed them to add muscle in a short period of time. I think corn can add a layer of fat under the skin, but not actual meat.
     

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