What to feed broilers to fatten them up?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by trish5909, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. trish5909

    trish5909 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2011
    Erin, Ontario, Canada
    Hi, we have separated the roosters we are sending to have slaughtered and are wondering what we can feed them that will fatten them up nicely and improve their taste. We got day-old chicks at the beginning of May and they were all on organic chick starter, then chick grower and at about 20 weeks went to an organic layer mash. We are now back to organic grower ration for the roos (the feed store doesn't have a broiler mash that is organic) and are wondering if we can supplement with anything that will stimulate their appetites and help them grow a bit more, i.e., I have read that you can give them yogurt or cottage cheese? We are hoping to have them ready in 3-4 weeks.

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Collete

    Collete Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 4, 2012
    To improve the taste, feed them corn and fruit.

    To fatten them, feed them beef fat (It MUST be cooked or else they will get sick), tomatos, pizza crust, and (This works best for me) soft pepperoni.[​IMG]
  3. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2011
    North Branford, CT
    Turkey food for high protein and corn for the carbs and fat? Not big into broilers, but you get the good in both.

    Edit: I think they sell feed for meat birds many brands has this that has high protein and high fat, try that.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  4. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    Kingsville, MD
    I feed mine leftover raw meat bones to pick clean and they don't appear to get sick. They eat frogs, worms, bugs and Lord knows what else when I'm not watching.
  5. cutechick2010

    cutechick2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, mine eat raw beef whenever my neighbor process a steer and have never gotten sick. Same for my dogs.

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