Use a Chicken Brooder for Tender Meat

Buying or building a chicken brooder is one of the easiest and most economical ways to raise chickens for meat.



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This outside sun porch is a convenient place to transfer eight to 10 week old broilers and raise them from three to seven pounds for frying or roasting. Raising in confinement makes for tenderness and rapid weight gains. Sanitary floor is seven-eighth inch wire mesh. Allow one square foot of floor space per bird at 10 weeks and two square feet at 20 weeks.
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One of the simplest most humane ways to kill poultry. A light blow of the hand and blade, held steady in the slot, punctures spinal cord leaving outlet for blood. The blade springs back as the chicken is dropped into a barrel.
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A complete chicken raising plant. With this broiler battery in your basement, garage or shed, you can raise baby chicks to 2 or 2-1/2 pound broilers in eight to 10 weeks.
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A diagram for a build-it-yourself chicken brooder.
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