When to start 12 on 12 off schedule

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

  1. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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