Broiler chickens : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hello Homesteaders, I am a 14 year old homeschooler, who is interested in raising broilers for home and to show at our local county junior livestock show this coming spring. I have never done broilers before but do have general chicken experience. I am in search of advice on any and all aspects of raising meat chickens. And I would like to win at the show! We are located in central Texas. Thank you for your time, Tyler Robinson

-- Tyler Robinson (, December 19, 2001


I raised chickens for FFA many years ago for the annual banquet. If you start at the question page and scroll down to the old answers to the poultry catagory, there is hundreds of answers there all ready to questions you have not yet thought of.

-- mitch hearn (, December 19, 2001.

Tyler: If you are going to raise broilers for show don't start them too early as the will pass their prime show condition pretty quick. To raise meat chicks is another story. For your area you would want to start early with day old chicks. Try cornish/rock or any other broiler chicks. They will need feed for broilers in order to prevent leg problems associated with the heavier weights. Day old chicks are a bit more trouble but twice the fun. Good luck;

-- charlie (, December 20, 2001.

Talk to your local high school Agriculture teacher. Around here the local chicken processing plants give out to 4H students free broiler chicks about 8 weeks before the county fair.

-- r.h. in okla. (, December 22, 2001.

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