What to feed multipurpose birds if you plan to use them for meat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by seahoob, May 28, 2012.

  1. seahoob

    seahoob In the Brooder

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    I have a small flock of multipurpose birds (Orpingtons and BCM) and have set 15 eggs that I want to use for meat. I know that with cornish crosses you generally feed them high protein crumble (as opposed to lay crumble) but should I do the same for the multi's I am hatching for meat? I was planning on harvesting around four months but if I feed a higher protein feed can I expect to harvest them sooner? Anyone out there have experience with setting multi's for meat rather then eggs? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    it depends on how fast you want them to grow. If you want them to grow fast then use a higher protien food if you don't care how fast they grow then use a lower protien food after they are out of the chick stage,
     

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