Winter broilers in the northeast east

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by novicepeeps, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. novicepeeps

    novicepeeps Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2013
    Ok so I read through the winter broiler projects last year and now I've got tons of questions.
    1. Winter broilers should the have an on ground coop?
    2.How big would you make a coop for ten. I'm going to lite and heat and allow outside access.
    3. My local agway recommend a feed called broiler maker? Any experiance with it good bad indifferent.
    4. I heard people moving them outside as soon as they are feathered. Are they really that messy was going to keep them in a brooder in the finished basement for 6 weeks. Is this a bad idea?
    5.i have a local brewery cross town if they use barley mash this is a good feed?

    :rolleyes:this is my first time raising chickens period. So input is appreciated.
  2. doop

    doop Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2011
    n.e minnesota
    I'm only on my second batch, but there's no way I would have them in the house for 6 weeks! I wouldn't have them in garage that long either, they really are messy. The broiler maker will work fine.they are delicious, especially smoked.

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