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How much feed should I have for my broilers? How much will one Jumbo Cornish X Rock consume before butchering?
5/11/2012 3:56 PM report abuse
DANL
Score: 24
Fort Jones, CA
I raised Cornish X last season by 8 weeks 12 birds were eating a 50# sack of feed
6/22/2012 6:51 PM report abuse
TERRYF
Score: 0
25 raised last fall..only lost 2..but they ate bags of food ..altho delicious they cost about 8 dollars a pound
1/12/2013 12:25 PM report abuse
NANCYD
Score: 13
I typically get 25 broilers, and it takes 8 (50-lb) bags of feed to raise them to 7 weeks, when they dress out to about 5.5 pounds. I do not restrict feed (except when they are put in for the night). In 5 years I've never lost a bird to heart attack or leg problems, though I've lost a few to intense summer heat. I do feed 100% organic, and maybe that is why my birds have been trouble free?
Post edited by NANCYD 7/24/2013 1:57 PM
7/24/2013 1:55 PM report abuse
JANNAC
Score: 0
Where do you get your 100% organic feed from?
9/7/2014 6:46 PM report abuse
NANCYD
Score: 13
My local feed store here in Minocqua WI carries a full range of organic feeds for layers and broilers. It's nearly twice the price of regular - gulp - but at the end, I have about $10 per broiler in feed costs. Even with the cost of buying the chicks factored in, that's still WAAAAAY cheaper than trying to BUY organic chicken, which is out of my price range.

I did check into buying feed by the pallet (20 50-lb. sacks) directly from a feed mill (thinking I would split the pallet with a friend) and it was quite a bit cheaper that way - at least 25% cheaper. But in the end, I wanted to support my local feed store and help keep them open, so I paid the higher price. :/

Where are you located?
9/8/2014 9:33 AM report abuse