When to start 12 on 12 off schedule

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Buster52, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Buster52

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    Hey, y'all, I finally took the plunge and ordered 125 CX meaties. They just came in today.

    I know a lot of you swear by the 12 on 12 off feed schedule to keep them manageable and avoid CHF and other issues. So my question is, at what age do you start that?

    Thanks. Looking forward to your responses.
     

  2. Bossroo

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    Since you like to read so much... try the search button on the subject and one should find some fine reading material ![​IMG]
     
  3. Buster52

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    Thanks, Boss, for the helpful advice.
     
  4. bigredfeather

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    I usually start at 3 weeks which coinsides w/ moving them to the pasture.
     
  5. Buster52

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    Excellent. Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks, BRF.
     
  6. cassie

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  7. Buster52

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    Also helpful. Thanks, cassie. I like the idea of coordinating it with moving them outside, though. I'll let you know how it goes.
     

  8. jaj121159

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    I usually start at one to one-and-a-half weeks depending on how they are eating.
     
  9. Poultrybonkers

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    I have a little feeder I fill when ever it empties after a few hours since I have other eating from it as well.
     

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