What to start and feed meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CDennis, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not cx, so since they are broilers and most of the advice is directed at cx feeding I want to make sure I have it right. Do everyone start on non-medicated chick starter? Anyone use medicated on meaties? W/ the chick starter to you mix meat bird or flock raiser? How long to feed a starter. Do you mix scratch with it?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Since I had DP birds and had pullets in with them I started them out on med chick starter. I just went through 1 bag. The I put them on grower feed till my pullets got to be about 17 - 18 weeks olds and the they all ate laying pellets. I will say that I will prob get a higher protein feed the next time I do this!!

    ETA: I just treated them like the rest of my flock and gave them BOSS & scratch all together!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  3. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a horrible time trying to get flock raiser and didn't want to do the medicated chick starter, so I've been feeding game
    bird starter.
     
  4. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use the turkey and gamebird starter and have had wonderful results with it.
     
  5. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use med chick starter for about 1 1/2 weeks (one bag) and then switch to Nutrena Meat Bird until they are finished.
     

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