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What to Feed?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chik magnet, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you feed a meat chicken?
     
  2. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feed my X's 20% chick starter from day old till "the day."
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I feed the same, only 22%. Don't worry about switching food between starter, grower, finisher, etc. They're only around 8 weeks. They need to be on broiler feed of at least 20% protein, and take away their food at night after the first two weeks.
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I feed the same, only 22%. Don't worry about switching food between starter, grower, finisher, etc. They're only around 8 weeks. They need to be on broiler feed of at least 20% protein, and take away their food at night after the first two weeks.

    I do the same only with 23% feed. No medicated feed for something me and my family are going to eat.
     
  5. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to use 24% but it was a waste... stick to 20-22% from day old til' processing...


    I use 22%
     
  6. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used 20% medicated up until a week before butchering then switched to non-medicated.
     
  7. DukeDawg528

    DukeDawg528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine 20% starter grower and about a month before I butcher them I feed them corn... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  8. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You [​IMG]
     
  9. Sam208

    Sam208 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been useing flock raiser 20%

    sam
     
  10. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a special "meat bird" feed or does everyone use the starter like some of you said? I've checked a few places so far and no one has anything special.
     

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