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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by andrew6d9, Jul 31, 2011.
what can i feed my roosters and hens to make my roosters get bigger without them getting fat
i just want to know like what kind of special feed because i do not think my laying mash from the feed mill will do the trick
please help me!
I have a mixed age flock and have feeders with both Lay Pellets and Chick Starter, plus have dishes of grit and Oyster Shell available at all times. You might feed your Roo chick starter or a game bird feed, if there is one available in your area.
you want your roosters bigger? they will do that on their own as they mature...unless they are a smaller breed.
the layer feed is make specially for laying hens, you could give flock raiser feed with oyster shell on the side when you have roosters...
What type of roos do you have and how old are they now?
i have 7 BO hens and 2 BO roosters. they are 18 weeks old and i just want to make sure that they get big for showing them.
Quote:The roosters will mature out at about 10 lbs...the hens about 8...not sure if you can "make them" bigger...maybe someone else has an idea for you...
The only way to get a BIG rooster is to get a big breed or rooster. If you want him to get big and nice looking then let him freerange when you can and always provide him with good quality food and scratch. I give mine scraps from our meals, not sure how much of that they can eat but mine sure do love leftovers.
I have a friend with over 30 BO...his rooster is not the largest...you would need to get a larger breed...like the Black or White Jersey Giants...they can get to 11 lbs...
But BO get to be about 10, so not a huge difference.
okay thanks i just wanted to make sure that laying mash mixed with letting them out everyday for about an hour would be healthy