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what to feed my broilers?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenfarmer94, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. chickenfarmer94

    chickenfarmer94 New Egg

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    I recently got some broilers and plan on giving them chick starter until they are big enough to eat something different. Could I finish them out on whole oats and cracked corn or should I just use meat bird feed. Trying to keep cost down and still have good meet! Thank you!!!!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi & welcome. Fermented feed.
     
  6. chickenfarmer94

    chickenfarmer94 New Egg

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    Everyone says fermented feed.. What's the best way to do it? I don't know how.
     
  7. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to the link Sumi gave, all the information is in that thread. You take a five gallon bucket, put feed in it, add water to wet feed thoroughly and wait. Stir once or twice a day and the feed will ferment. I use about a cup of buttermilk to get mine started. Replace the amount of feed you take out each day and add more water. That's it. Chickens LOVE it and it has all kinds of healtth benefits.
     
  8. chickenfarmer94

    chickenfarmer94 New Egg

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    Thank you very much!!
     
  9. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. :)
     
  10. chickenfarmer94

    chickenfarmer94 New Egg

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    Do egg layers need to eat more layer food than scratch grains on a daily basis?
     

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