For those who raise meat birds, do you have any techniques for increasing size in a humane way such as fermenting feed or other food techiques?
When we have meat birds (especially CornishX ) we limit the amout of feed (grains) and really push 'greens' (weeds out of the garden, and other edible plants) after the first couple months. I find that I get the size I want (albeit a week or 2 longer than only grain fed) but with less fat.For those who raise meat birds, do you have any techniques for increasing size in a humane way such as fermenting feed or other food techiques?
Hey Bee at what age do you butcher at I'm thinking of doing some meat birds in the spring.Bee said:I do meat birds on a slow grow, restricted feed, fermented feed and free range method. It's made all the difference in the world to their health, vigor, mobility and the coop environment and bedding to feed the fermented feed.
I've had wonderful results! And the most humane living they could possibly have with 3 acres of meadow and surrounding woods to forage in and they made use of it all from daylight to dark every day from 2 wks on.