Feeding your Fryers
It’s very important that you commence restricting the feed on your meat birds (Cornish, Red Broilers, Etc.) at 8-10 days of age. This amounts to nothing more (or less) than letting them run completely out of feed by 9:00pm each evening. The following morning, you will fill the feeders and let them eat all they want for the entire day. Again. They are to be out of feed by 9:00pm. you continue this procedure until they are slaughtered. Growers of smaller flocks can merely remove the feeders from the pen each evening around 9:00pm. Larger growers can let the birds run out of feed as outlined and can also handle it with lights and a timer. This means setting the clock to be off for two hours, then on for two hours, and then repeating the cycle indefinitely. This program works! Ever gone out to check your flock in the morning and everything was fine? And then on rechecking them again at noon you found a dead bird for no reason at all. Occasionally you have found these “sudden death” birds lying on their back. What has happened?? They have succumbed to a heart attack brought on by their rapid growth. Their heart just can’t keep up with their fast growth and often times you will lose a few birds as outlined. This feed restriction program will help.
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