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Whats best to feed Heritage chickens intended for meat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by TheHappyHen21, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you feed chickens that are intended to be used for meat? I have raised CX before and fed meat bird feed but I am now raising Brahmas and I have quite a few roosters of Brahmas, EE and OE. Do I feed them a meat bird feed or is that to much for them? Or do I just give them a higher protein feed? plan to send to freezer around 8 months.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I feed mine the same as I feed CX, 20% Flock Raiser or 22% Turkey/Broiler Grow. Sometimes a mixture.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    My birds get 20% starter/grower crumbles until large enough for pellets then entire flock gets Turkey/Game bird finisher which is also 20%. Oyster shell supplied to layers via tossing handfuls on the ground each week.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
  4. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get 20% starter grower as of right now. all my young ones do. Does feeding them the Turkey/game bird finisher plump them up towards butchering age? Trying not to sound dumb but ive only raised Cornish X in the past for meat and this is the first non meat bird i plan on raising
     

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