Hello this is my first attempt at posting a reply hope it will be ok as I don't do computers either! Farmer and I have 6 laying birds which I wouldn't recommend to eat as they are on the lean side putting all their energy into laying ( however my mum used to make a mean pie with them when they had run out of steam producing ! )
we also keep table birds these would be a cobb variety 0-4 weeks they eat starter crumbs, 4-8 weeks grower pellets and 8-finishing ( roughly 12-14 weeks ) I like them to go onto layers pellets, I like to slow them down the last few weeks as I hate to see them go down on their legs by being overweight .we like our animals to have a good quality of life they
go out to grass at 6 weeks old ( when they have come off heat ) the happier their lives the better they taste!
Forgot to mention we have a finishing weight of about 10-12 lb ,feeds our family of 5 ,if my dad comes around I may have to bung some sausages in ! :happy-partydance: