Broiler Chickens

My husband went to the feed store and brought home these little guys.

I thought this might make a good, weekly series on the raising of meat chickens. Yes, these are Cornish Rock Broilers, they are a hybrid breed of chicken designed for fast growth. They are currently 2 1/2 weeks old. They cost $1.39 per peep and a 50 lb bag of feed cost $15.49. We keep them in an area that contains a heat lamp so they don’t get cold. My husband feeds them Meatbird Crumbles a feed with 21 percent protein so the birds will grow strong and healthy. At the end of approximately 8 – 10 weeks we will have birds around 5 lbs each when dressed out.

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